i have 30 minutes till class starts. guess i’m gonna watch the first 30 minutes again
“did you see the dawn?”
“yes. it was suddenly light.”
“and was it wonderful?”
this film’s pain is more overt than it is in Remains of the Day, but Hopkins is still able to dig deep in this man about to burst. this is a particularly dense story, but it’s really well paced and the 2.5 hours fly by. Hopkins placing his hand over his face as he wept really affected me. I heard someone mention once that because…
“Everything is fate.”
i last watched this in middle school, and i really didn’t have a clue what was going on but i knew i loved it. this was always discussed with high regard in the house, but it never fully clicked with me until this viewing. just masterful. sands is probably in the movie for a total of 20 minutes and yet his presence lingers through every scene. less painful than other merchant-ivory productions, but nonetheless beautiful. interesting how…
Capitalism is lonely (unless you have a boil on your neck). Can’t top Withnail and I but my god what a wonderful pair of movies they make.
I really hope the rumors are true that Criterion is rereleasing this. I have a very beat up ex-rental copy and I would love to have a pretty (ANAMORPHIC) copy of this on my shelf.