Mr. I. K. Perry

Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (64 of 70)
Location: e.sussex england


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,838,499 - Total Helpful Votes: 64 of 70
Summertime aka Summer Madness [1955] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Katharine Hepburn
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Made in 1955. Summertime was made by David Lean, the great British film director, prior to his epics - Bridge on the river Kwai, Laurence of Arabia and Dr Zhivago.It's a simple, straight forward love story and a lovely character piece. Brilliantly acted by Katherine Hepburn and Rossano Brazzi. It will probably be too slow for modern audiences.If you like Leans film, Brief Encounter then you'll really like this, if not, best avoid. It's also worth mentioning Jack Hildyards stunning cinematography, which adds another layer to this simple story of an American spinster who goes to Venice and falls in love with an Italian shopkeeper.
All in all a little gem that's well worth discovering.
The Tin Drum [DVD] [1995] <b>DVD</b> ~ David Bennent
The Tin Drum [DVD] [1995] DVD ~ David Bennent
31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the tin drum, 22 Dec 2003
Although it's over 20 years since i saw this film at the cinema. This film still has the power to shock and disturb. It could be viewed as a black comedy or as a realistic fantasy. The story though, is fairly simple Oscar matzereth(David Bennent), a child of only 3. Decides he doesn't want to grow up, So he throws himself down the celler steps,an act that causes him to stop growing. As the nazis take power in germany Oscar beats out his anger on his toy drum.
The film seems to be about 2 minutes shorter then the version i saw in 1980.Most of the cuts are from sex scenes between oscars uncle and his mother and a controversial sequence in which Oscar has oral sex with his nanny. That… Read more
Plein Soleil [VHS] <b>VHS</b> ~ Alain Delon
Plein Soleil [VHS] VHS ~ Alain Delon
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE FIRST MR RIPLEY, 6 Sep 2003
This is the original and best version of The talented Mr Ripley.
Alain Delon is far more believable then Matt Damon as the smooth talking, manipulatve, psychopathic killer,who gets a taste of the good life and doesn't want it to end. This film has a differant ending from the original book by patricia highsmith and the 1999 remake and with a running time of 113 minutes there is little room for padding. The cinematography and Italian settings only add to the sence of menace. This is probably one of French Director Rene clements(forbidden games) best films.

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