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|Swallows and Amazons The Big Six|
Director: Andrew Morgan
Genres: Indie & Art House, Kids & Family, Special Interests
Coot Club and its companion story, The Big Six, are based on the celebrated Swallows & Amazons series of childrens' books written by Arthur Ransome. For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, the Arthur Ransome classics s... more »
Beautiful BBC production of Arthur Ransomes book of the same
Kiwi | Mississauga, Ontario Canada | 12/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Filmed by the BBC back in the 1980s, this is a beautifully done movie (originally produced as a six part TV series but you wouldnt know that from the DVD production) of Arthur Ransomes book of the same name. It stays faithful to the plot, the actors suit the parts perfectly, the period (1930s Norfolk Broads in England) is reproduced lovingly. Nothing in the movie for any parent to disapprove of. All in all its a great movie for kids and for adults who, like me, read and enjoy Arthur Ransomes Swallows and Amazons series.
There were two of these series made, the other is Coot Club, the first of Arthur Ransomes two books set in the Norfolk Broads."
Excellent period film
Kolyenka K | Canada | 01/12/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This film brought back a lot of memories of England and I enjoyed it last week as much as I did when it was first released in the 80's, although it isn't set in the 80's -- it's set decades earlier.
The acting is spot-on, the locations beautiful, and it's a fun adventure for the young or for the young-at-heart. No swearing, no explosions, no car chases (although there are boat chases), no kids with swollen egos or Attitude.
I would recommend this film to anyone who enjoys a quiet afternoon watching something restful. This film does have some excitement and mystery though. It's just plain fun.
The Big Six is the second film. The first film, in which the children meet, is called Coot Club."