Sunday, April 23, 2006

Lady Windemere's Fan

I have just watched a delightful DVD. Helen Hunt, Scarlet Johansson and Tom Wikinson in "A Good Woman". It was a "modern" version of Lady Windemere's Fan, set in the 1930s on the Amalfi coast. I don't remember it appearing in the Cinema. No car chase, no CGI, no writhing on beds, no obscenities, no blasphemies, no murders, just good acting and a witty script. No wonder it couldn't find a distributor.

I'm a fan, Oscar.


Anonymous said...

Okay, you've convinced me to add this to the list of movies to see.

I don't know why 'G' films don't make more money (other than kids films). There is often no reason for violence, sex, car chases, etc. to make a movie thoughtful and captivating.

Have you seen 'Master and Commander'? How about 'My Life'?

Both great flicks.

Terry Hamblin said...

My first blog comment (on somebody else's blog was an appreciation of Master and Commander. It's good but the books are better.