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Accidental Death of a Dramatist ...,
This review is from: Accident [DVD] (DVD)
I'm sorry, but I fail to see what is so wonderful about this rather self-indulgent tosh.
Yes, it's nicely photographed, and the performances are good - but so they should be: the cast is a magnificent one.
For me, the problem is the film itself.
Frankly, it's boring.
Pinter's screenplay is boring, centred on self-indulgent and boring people, about whom it is impossible to care. After a very short time, I want to give most of them a hearty slap and tell them to lighten up and stop being ... so boring.
Maybe that's the whole point - in which case I've missed the point completely, but
I can't help wondering if we are perhaps so in awe of Pinter and his extraordinary theatrical and filmic legacy that we daren't admit that he can sometimes be a wee bit in love with himself, and that what we are watching is not so much brilliantly clever and loaded with subtext and menace, but just ... plain boring.
Save your money and buy 'The Servant' instead. Pinter and Bogarde again - but fascinating this time. And anything but boring.
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Initial post: 13 Oct 2012 15:13:30 BDT
Olivier Comte says:
Self indulgent is the key word
Stupidity is the thing<
Posted on 15 Sep 2013 20:59:25 BDT
Jay Holder says:
I agree. A good job of editing might improve the film and quicken the pace as the camera seemed to dwell excessively long on pasture scenes etc. What the point was escaped me unless it was that the death was somehow predestined. I wish the psedudo intellectuals would stop praising such tedious films that entice one to watch them. I guess it`s to show how smart and cultural they are and if you don`t agree, well you`re just ignorant.
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Sep 2013 13:22:08 BDT
Green Knight says:
Yup. I'll go with that. Thanks!
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