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A script that deserved better, 27 July 2000
A disappointment, I must say, since it's based on a play by Jeff Noon, one
of my favourite writers. A psychedelic futurism is sought, with lots
borrowed from A Clockwork Orange, but the weird photography doesn't quite
fly and it does all get a bit stagey. The cast is very good though, but
again, the performances are more theatrical than cinematic. The script is
itself quite oddball enough, and could have taken a more deadpan, or
highstrung, or subtle rendering. Just imagine Kubrick behind the camera.
Some very memorable moments, my favourite: the prince visiting the
newlyweds. It should have been better, but it's still worth seeing (for
those who like this sort of thing); ordinary it ain't.