Davies' film is divided into three segments entitled "Children", "Madonna and Child", and "Death and Transfiguartion". The segments tell the life of Robert Tucker. The first segment looks ...
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In sepia tones, the film moves back and forth among three periods in Robert Tucker's life: he's an old man, near death, in a nursing home at Christmas time; he's in middle age caring for ... See full summary »
Robert Tucker, a young gay man who is almost without affect, sits in various waiting rooms. As he sits, he recalls events from the year of his childhood when his father dies. He's ten or ... See full summary »
Robert Tucker, a sorrowful, solitary man, given to bouts of weeping, tries to balance his life caring for his aging mother, his Catholicism, his homosexuality, and his dull job. One night, ... See full summary »
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Davies' film is divided into three segments entitled "Children", "Madonna and Child", and "Death and Transfiguartion". The segments tell the life of Robert Tucker. The first segment looks at his birth and formative years in school, an austere boy's school. The bleak environment is not aided by the loveless, violent domestic life he experiences. Nonetheless, his father's death has a major impact on him. In the second segment, he is a closeted homosexual working in a grim office and still living at home with his daunting mother. In the final segment, he deals with his mother's death and then faces his own impending doom. As his death approaches he flashes back to his life's events. Written by
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This can still be bought in the USA from Strand Releasing but you must go to their web site to do so. But why should you buy it, other than that is the only way you will see it. Not from birth, as the synopsis reports, but from childhood to death it is a portrait of male homosexual life in a repressive society. As so it the biography of millions of men who lived before 1972, and many who have come after. And it shows the viewer no mercy. As the writer of the synopsis for IMDb chooses to call the mother daunting, which I think he must have gotten from reading Martin Beibler rather than watching the movie, I ask you to watch the mother's face very carefully as her son reads their 'stars'. I don't know when the other reviewers think that the death scene begins, you could well say that the whole of 'death and transfiguration' is the death scene but lets say it begins after the nurse goes for the X-rays, the cutting between the reality of the remembered child and the reality of the hard death of the man is Mahler made film.
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