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12 February 2019

Mud, Glorious Mud

by Syd Briscoe

Vauxhall Crossland: “Mud” - 30s

Ah yes, the scourge of posh parents everywhere: what to do when one's young offspring are finished with a bracing game of rugger and require transport back to the country pile... muddy kit and all. An orchestral version of ‘The Hippopotamus Song (Mud, Mud' Glorious Mud') accompanies the parental crowd's slow realisation in this film as, like dirt-clad zombies, their sprogs creep ever closer.

Frantic attempts to protect their vehicles' interiors are nicely drawn, as reactions range from lining the backseat with gift bags to denying the little filthmongers' existence entirely. Of course, Vauxhall Crossland owners are above such behaviour.

It seems unlikely 4x4s will shake their ever so rah image in one fell swoop, but this is a promising start. Picking a cast of girls and boys is a welcome touch, too, as impressionable youngsters sit down to watch the ongoing Six Nations.

Film Production: Merman Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Zak Emerson Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Kat Armour-Brown
Production M'ger: Lucienne Powell
Executive Producer: Siobhan Murphy / Dan Dickenson
Cinematographer: Luke Jacobs
Production Designer: Mark Connell
Costume Design: Wiz Francis
Editor: Ben Stephens
Offline Producer: Nicki Porter
Vocals / Music: Chamber Orchestra Of London

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