Movies Sight Unseen by Scott Ballantyne

By Scott Ballantyne  


Now I love watching movies, and while I cannot claim to have seen every movie ever, I have seen

quite a few (at least between 10-15).

Not seeing every movie ever, got me thinking about how people who had never seen a certain film

would describe it, sight unseen.

The following are the first in what I hope will be an ongoing column called ‘I’ve not seen it but…’ The Silence of the Lambs

A farmer’s struggle to deal with the outbreak of ‘Foot and Mouth’ disease, sees him slowly driven

insane and his marriage fall apart. A harrowing ‘real life’ drama starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie


Roy Goodbye Mr Chips


Irish comedian ‘Roy ‘Catchprase’ Walker falls into a drink and drugs hell after the cancellation of his

game show in the early 90’s.



Miami Beach What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?

Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio star as two brothers. One has contracted the deadly Ebola

virus. The other brother struggles to come to terms with the illness.

The Fast and the Furious

A Muslim family are at war with each other during Ramadan, as the teenage children do not want to

take part in the traditional fast. Their parents are very angry. Cultural comedy followed by a never

ending series of sequels, all with the same storyline.

cashTango & Cash

Documentary with recently found footage of Johnny Cash trying to film a TV commercial in the early

80’s for a well-known UK soft drink..