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12 February 2020

Dinner and a Show

by Syd Briscoe

Albert Bartlett: “Do the Albert Bartlett” - 40s

This musical offering for Albert Bartlett encourages home cooks to spice up mealtimes with more than your average spud. Thus, a father and daughter turn making dinner into a song-and-dance number throughout the playful film, as their backing band is revealed to be ensconced in various kitchen nooks and crannies.

Director Caswell Coggins conveys the breezy energy of the dance well here, as pots are juggled, salads are tossed literally, and doing the mashed potato takes on a whole new meaning. Add to that some hearty food photography and an inexorable sense of fun, and this - like Florette’s ‘Joy of Salad’ - is a worthwhile bid to make meal preparation fun.

Director's Agent: Dark Energy Ⓟ Ⓦ
Cinematographer: Richard Mott Ⓦ (Vision Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Editor: Toby Conway-Hughes @ Marshall Street Editors Ⓟ Ⓦ

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