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House of Bernarda Alba [DVD] [1987] [Region 1] [US&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Irene Gutiérrez Caba
La Casa de Bernarda Alba is, in my opinion, the greatest of Frederico Garcia Lorca's plays and this film was made with an
outstanding cast. It is the story of the daughters of a widow who rules her house with a rod of iron and how this repressive
upbringing affects them. I have tried for years to obtain this dvd but without success. At last after searching weekly in amazon
it ceased to be unavailable and was advertised from America' at a price and damned by a review which criticised the sound
and subtitling. All this is unfortunately true as I discovered when I bought the disc but I have no regrets and I am the owner
of a masterpiece which may never be obtainable in… Read more
Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Alan J. Pakula
This is one of Maggie Smith's earlier films and she is ably partnered by Timothy Bottoms. Neither actor is famous for playing
romantic leads and the author has not made their characters particularly sympathetic and yet they both give very moving
performances. It is definitely their film, as the other characters are badly created and poorly acted. The other star of the film
is Spain, although the geography is faulty to say the least. It starts in Manzanares el Real and after a long coach ride they visit
to La Mancha, they visit a compilation of castles, mainly that of Manzanares. Still it is pleasant to see the Spanish scenery in colour, although the cover notes inform me… Read more
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter [DVD] [1968] [Region &hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Alan Arkin
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So many American films nowadays are released with rave revues and garlanded with Oscars but you wonder why they were ever
made. This excellent adaptation of Carson McCullers' novel set in the deep South tells of the loneliness of a deaf mute and is
peopled with many interesting characters, all well played, even though the acting honours go to Alan Arkin.