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Under Milk Wood (1972)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 21 January 1973 (USA)
This is a delightful if peculiar story of a day in the life of a small, Welsh fishing village called "Llareggub" (read it backwards). We meet a host of curious characters (and ghosts) ... See full summary »

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This is a delightful if peculiar story of a day in the life of a small, Welsh fishing village called "Llareggub" (read it backwards). We meet a host of curious characters (and ghosts) through the 'eyes' of Blind Captain cat. This is a true "Classic" of modern British writing with a wonderful, mischievous use of language. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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A mi erdőnk alján  »

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In December 2012 the director of the film, Andrew Sinclair, has gifted its rights to the people of Wales. See more »

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Polly Garter: Oh! Come and get me, Mr Anybody!
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References Miranda (1948) See more »

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Dylan Thomas' genius translates well onto celluloid
16 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie is a painting of scenes, and a romance with English words that, oddly enough, only Celtic people seem capable of; Welshman Burton's riveting voice gives life to his countryman's work like perhaps none living could, today . The language is so lively and the metaphors so concentrated that the film may leave some scratching their heads; but for lovers of poetry, or literature at large, this well-conceived and directed interpretation of Dylan is worth the viewing. Peter O'Toole and Elizabeth Taylor give interesting performances, and the film contains several scenes that will stay with the viewer long after the film is over. The lush countryside of seaside Wales, and the sleepy little village in which the action plays out, are also quite haunting. Llareggub, indeed.


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