Gavin Millar

  • Gavin Millar – Dreamchild (1985)

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    Dreamchild: A Film Essay by Elwin Cotman

    Dreamchild, directed by Gavin Millar: “What was that name that Lewis Carroll used to call you?”

    “That’s right. Dreamchild.”

    That is a beautiful movie poster. Made doubly so by the fact that, in the movie, the moment it illustrates most likely didn’t happen. Dreamchild, the first film made by the Jim Henson Creature Shop without the auteur’s input, is a film about memory. What happened, what we wish had happened, what we wish we could take back. It is also, like the poster, beautiful.Read More »

  • Gavin Millar & Dennis Potter – Cream in My Coffee (1980)

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    Cream in My Coffee is a television drama by Dennis Potter, broadcast on ITV on 2 November 1980 as the last in a loosely connected trilogy of plays exploring language and betrayal. A juxtaposition between youth and old age, the play combines a non-linear narrative with the use of popular music to heighten dramatic tension, a feature of much of Potter’s work. Cream in My Coffee was awarded the Prix Italia for best drama in 1981 and Peggy Ashcroft gained a BAFTA Best Actress award in 1981. The play’s title is taken from the popular song “You’re the Cream in My Coffee”, from the 1929 Broadway musical Hold Everything!Read More »

  • Gavin Millar – King of Fridges (2004)

    2001-2010ComedyDramaGavin MillarUnited Kingdom

    Alan, the assistant manager of the Rocket electrical store, is finally given a chance to prove
    himself when he is left in charge on a busy bank holiday. What he wasn’t counting on,
    however, was Frank, a sixty year old trainee who knows nothing about the retail, or
    electrical, businesses…Read More »

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