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I enjoyed the book but was left undecided whether I liked ...
on 19 March 2017
I enjoyed the book but was left undecided whether I liked Oliver Reed or not. I found his penchant for getting his 'fishing tackle' out as it were, at any available opportunity left me thinking that he clearly had problems in the sex department. His overall behaviour in general did leave me wondering whether he had underlying mental instability which in those days would not be recognised. I reckon if he were in his prime today and behaving like he did, especially the constant exposing himself he would have been locked up for quite a while. Was his acting abilities as good as everyone says, not sure about that, yes he made a brilliant Bill Sykes in Oliver and I have been watching some of his other films but my own personal feelings are that there were better actors about at the same time. I would not deny however that he had a presence on screen, but did not have to do much in the way of acting to project it.