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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Kind Hearts and Coronets

If in the mood for a morbidly dark, delightfully gentle, subtle comedy, with exquisite performances and spellbinding direction, allow me to direct your attention to this singularly pleasurable motion-picture from Ealing Studios.

Why the fuck can't we make a film like this today eh? And they wanted to remake this with Robin Williams and Will Smith? Mike Nichols I can understand, but not the actors.

Update: I've just seen it for the second time, and my regard for it has grown even more. Remember the first half of Barry Lyndon? Multiply its humour by four. Also there is so much the director, and the actors, have stowed away for the repeat-viewer in this film that it is such a pleasure to watch again. Parts of it are sheer genius. Continuing with the rant, this is one more film to prove that 'pacing' has nothing to do with gimmicky camerawork and 20 shots in half as many seconds.


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Comments to Kind Hearts and Coronets

seriously, where do you get access to such movies? I assume you are in chennai.

- random browser.

posted by Anonymous Anonymous 

8:17 am, July 06, 2006
 

Random: Chennai has its selection of DVD rental shops that stock very good films from all over the world. The Ealing Comedy collection is not that 'rare' anyway. I got this set from the British Council Libarary.

posted by Blogger Anand 

9:30 am, July 06, 2006
 

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