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Happy Days (2000)

A middle-aged woman, half-buried in the earth, chatters away to a taciturn man, who lives in a hole behind her. Later, she is buried up to her neck, and the man does not seem to be about.

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Happy Days is an adaptation of Samuel Beckett's challenging absurdist drama, a play most would deem unfilmable. Faithfully adhering to Beckett's minimalist original, a black parody of love, marriage, and our search for meaning in an unfathomable universe, the piece consists of but two pathetic characters. One, wife Winnie, spends the duration of the drama half-buried in a pile of dirt; in true Beckett fashion, her predicament is never explained. The other character, husband Willie, is almost never seen. Dublin stage and screen veteran Rosaleen Linehan, in the lead, is exceptional as the trapped woman clinging to the empty, arbitrary routines and rituals of life, ever hopeful that 'this is going to be a happy day.' Written by Dog Breath

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31 August 2000 (Italy)  »

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Beckett: Onnelliset päivät  »

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Ruined by the camera
11 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

I saw the play in New York City, starring Irene Worth, a fine actress, and directed by Andrei Servan, a brilliant director. That was many years ago, but I've never forgotten it. Truly memorable theater.

This video is ruined by the camera person, who, without rhyme or reason moves the camera from one thing to another, goes back and forth from long shots, to closeups, to extreme closeups. Irene Worth is a fine and disciplined actress, but here she mugs for the camera, making faces, rolling her eyes. Sometimes she stares directly into the camera, close up. None of this is appropriate for the play.

The words of the play are all-important, but here they are lost in the visual noise of frenetic camera movements and Irene Worth's mugging. The sound is not good, and it is often hard to understand what she is saying.


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