Presenter BBC Front Row&Newswatch.Freelance Journo,Visiting Prof Kingston Uni.Spiritual Berliner,ex-LosAngeleno,movie connoisseur,especially Westerns&SF.
@BriW74 But Spartacus isn't a privileged posh bloke, I guess. And to be fair he does die too, so it's not quite yuppie redemption.
@benmilne I think Dick Van Dyke is the manic pixie dream girl in that scenario.
@AdamRutherford I remember that. And how hilarious that she was so childishly young, as well. All his friends found it v amusing.
@AdamRutherford That premise probably wd seem rather creepy now. How OLD was Steve Martin?
@benmilne Is being marginally less upper middle class the same as kooky?
@AdamRutherford Thankyou! yes manic pixie dream girl came up very fast when i searched for "emotionally repressed white man" and "kooky"