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Post  Saint George on Tue 02 May 2017, 2:53 am

Tell me your thoughts about Peter Gibbs.



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Re: Peter Gibbs

Post  Richard Young on Thu 04 May 2017, 4:30 am

A fine acting performance from Dennis Price. It was nice to hear a refined English accent coming from the mouth of Peter Gibbs.
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Post  Country Boy on Fri 05 May 2017, 10:13 am

My favourite Peter Gibbs scene is when he was driving the Universal Carrier on the Pilgrims Road and took Alison as his "prisoner" - great dialogue with lots of humour.
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Post  Richard Young on Tue 09 May 2017, 10:45 am

The start of the Second World War saw over 2,275 Universal Carriers, or "Bren Gun Carriers" in service. By the end of 1942 a further 6,000 had rolled off the production line. That same year saw an improved version of the Universal Carrier manufactured, the Mark II. The British built 11,000 of those during the war which carried a crew of four.



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Re: Peter Gibbs

Post  James Brooks on Wed 10 May 2017, 5:30 am

Nice to see those old army vehicles are still around today. The way some people drive on the M25 a Universal Carrier is needed for protection.
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Re: Peter Gibbs

Post  Miss Honey on Fri 14 Jul 2017, 11:03 am

When visiting Colpeper at his house to gather clues, I can't help but notice the very negative attitude Peter had toward him. You'd think he would have at least tried to show some interest and asked questions about the lecture at the institute instead of going "off the rails" as he described it. Any thoughts?

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Re: Peter Gibbs

Post  James Brooks on Sat 15 Jul 2017, 11:00 am

Peter seems to have had a "bee in his bonnet" when he visited Colpeper at his house. I recall that after the lecture at the institute on Saturday night, Peter told Colpeper he was "interested" in what had been taught, but what a difference a day makes when we see Peter on Sunday being very negative about Colpeper's passion for history and nature. It seems to me there was a deep seated frustration raging inside Peter which he wasn't able to hide. You'll notice when Peter says he is an organist in London, Colpeper immediately asks him if he plays in Saint Paul's Cathedral. Of all the places in London to play an organ, Colpeper suggests the famous Saint Paul's. Peter was obviously set-up and had to confess that his civilian job was playing the organ in a cinema. He then expressed his true feelings when he admitted, "I wanted to be a church organist. I studied for nine years." By visiting Colpeper, Peter not only discovered evidence about the Glue Man, but more importantly, he revealed something about himself.  



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Post  Saint George on Sun 06 Aug 2017, 12:07 am

A Canterbury Tale's celebration of pastoralism also emerges in the character of Peter Gibbs. Working in his civilian career as a cinema organist, Peter does not yet realize he is a latent pastoralist. Organs don't usually play a role in early pastorals due to their size, however, pipes, flutes, and music often appear within the genre when shepherds play tunes for their flocks. Because organs are a system of pipes through which musicians can convey music, Peter's occupation as an organist constructs him as an unwitting pastoralist. His conscription into military service paradoxically leads him to appreciate the bucolic lifestyle, although his conversion (after seeing Canterbury Cathedral from a distance) is so subtle, he is yet to fully comprehend it. Peter's confession to Bob Johnson indicates that a change has taken place, "To tell you the truth I hardly realized there was a countryside before the war." Bob reaffirms that change by stating, "Funny that, how the war can open your eyes to a lot of things." The next day when Peter arrives at the cathedral he is given the opportunity to play "Onward Christian Soldiers" and his role in preserving England's pastoral heritage as a soldier merges with his true calling of playing a church organ. It did take longer for Peter to appreciate the beauty of the English countryside, but by the end of the movie, his eyes were fully open.



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