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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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Peter O'Toole spends the latter part of the film with his eyes closed because he couldn't stand wearing the contact lenses that gave him the appearance of blindness which he wore in the earlier parts of the film. See more »

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rare magic
28 February 2005 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

A film of rare magic. This little known but top-notch production is whimsical, thoroughly engaging, and delicately controlled.

The atmosphere is consistent throughout, with universal types exaggeratedly peopling and animating a small Welsh seaside town.

This is as close as any British film has come to creating a Fellini-like mood.

Narrative lyricism overpowers any actor's personal performance, though Peter O'Toole excels as Captain Cat. Glynnis Johns's performance also stands out, as do those of a motley mix of more minor characters.

Over it all, Richard Burton's driving cadences worthily guide Thomas's verse to an eccentric and vibrant cinematic life.

Thoroughly enjoyable.


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