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Dazbrilliantwhites asks: You've had them and maybe even have been one. Or maybe you were once babysat by someone who is now a notorious serial killer. Tell us your stories.

(, Thu 28 Oct 2010, 12:15)
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My babysitter
Was a fella named Paul. Sorry, no tales of a young boy lusting over the sitter here, but he was an accomplished and amazing piano player.

I remember sitting hearing him play the piano to us when he babysat, and he was damn good. So good, in fact, he was hired to do the entire score for a feature film starring Helen Mirren. I remember even now the big show everyone around him made of his huge accomplishment, and his rather well-to-do parents were telling everybody they could find about their talented son. Until they watched the movie. It was called "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover". I hear they weren't best pleased after they saw it.

For anyone who's not had the pleasure, I'll give you a little taster of the first five minutes I could stomach when I watched it all those years later, where The Cook force feeds someone dog shit after giving him a pretty savage beating. It's an 'arty' film, with IMDB describing the plot as "The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but brutally uncompromising modern fable which has been interpreted as an allegory for Thatcherism." Not for the faint hearted!

(, Fri 29 Oct 2010, 14:35, 4 replies)
So he played in the Michael Nyman band? Nice.
(, Fri 29 Oct 2010, 14:50, closed)
A man verbally and occasionally physically harasses the people around him in all sorts of cruel ways. He mocks ugly people, singers, women, black people, homosexual people, and Jewish people in particular.

Bit like b3ta talk
(, Fri 29 Oct 2010, 15:10, closed)
I would be proud!
The film may not be to everone's tastes and may upset those with weaker sensibilities but at least he didn't make the soundtrack for "Pocahontas-in-Space-3D!!!!!" or other hollywood tripe.
(, Fri 29 Oct 2010, 17:40, closed)
weird coincidence...
...I just watched that film for the first time today. Michael Gambon was awesome in it.
(, Sat 30 Oct 2010, 16:32, closed)

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