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An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an off-shore island to try once more. On the island he rediscovers his ... See full summary »
A televised Royal Shakespeare Company production of August Strindberg's classic play. Miss Julie (Helen Mirren), a 19th century aristocrat's daughter, is attracted to one of the servants in her father's house.
Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her ... See full summary »
Beaty is a prostitute working out of a high-class London cabaret where Emory is a technician. They begin an affair encumbered by her job, his lack of money, and their pasts: Beaty has a ... See full summary »
When Max, a young poet hires a marketing company to turn his suicide-by-jumping into a mass-media spectacle, he finds that his subversive intentions are quickly diluted into a reactionary ... See full summary »
After the overthrowing of Duke Senior by his tyrannical brother, Senior's daughter Rosalind disguises herself as a man and sets out to find her banished father while also counseling her clumsy suitor Orlando in the art of wooing.
This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe. Many actors play multiple roles, giving the film a stagy tone.
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I saw a couple of episodes of Cousin Bette in the early 70's on a cheap b/w TV, and now the chance has come to see it again digitally restored and in colour. What splendid entertainment it is. The sets and costumes are not out of the top drawer, and the lighting is occasionally wayward, but the performances are excellent, especially those of Margaret Tyzack as Bette and Helen Mirren as Valerie. The melodrama which is essential to most Balzac stories is given its full value here: there is even a professional poisoner to whom one character has recourse in a desperate moment.
The secondary roles are well filled. Oscar Quitak, looking like Ian Holm in a villainous part, is good as Marneffe, the man who rises in the world by renting out his beautiful wife. Thorley Walters, John Bryans and Edward de Souza are the three men who can't get enough of the lovely Valerie. Walters is fascinating as the man whose sexual drive has catastrophic consequences for his family.
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