Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Movies to re-watch sometime – Part IV

The Commitments – 1991 – movie about the formation of an Irish soul band.  Great soundtrack.  Not superb acting but great musicianship.

Dead Man Walking – 1995 – Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn – an exploration of the issue of capital punishment – from both sides and without preaching.

Educating Rita – 1983 – the film of a stage show.  Michael Caine and Julie Walters.  Moving British Pygmalion like film.  Engaging and thought provoking.

The Fabulous Baker Boys – 1989 – Some memorable scenes like Michelle Pfeiffer on the grand piano.  Michelle does her own singing in the movie.  Thin plot but a rewarding watch.

The French Lieutenant’s Woman – 1981 – maybe not everybody’s cup of tea but I remember it as the first movie that I saw with sexual tension – that I recognised, anyway.  Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons.  Adapted for the screen by Harold Pinter.

Here are links to the other parts in this series:

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