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I 'llwatch this film many times in the future
on 17 October 2014
After having seen Mat Smith as Dr Who I can't say I cared much for his characterization in the series, seeing him as Isherwood in this film has changed my mind about the actor he is perfectly cast as Christopher Isherwood, I guess it's getting the right man for the part, as Dr Who I don't think so but in this film he brings a realty of those times to the screen that would be as they 'a hard act to follow. I 'll watch this film many times in the future, one niggling observation which to many would seem trivial if anyone picked up it all was during the 1931 - 33 segment of the film was hearing Harry James and his Orchestra playing You Made Me Love You this was a million seller for James in 1942! hardly appropriate for the early '30's. I found the coming to power of the nazi party sequences very chilling and horribly realistic, a gastly reminder of times now consigned to history, enough siad.Overall I enjoyed the movie, an interesting take on how a well to do gay man was able to travel and experience life in the cities of europe where being gay was far more accepted, untill the nazi's came to power, it also meant escaping the horrifying constraints of England and it's laws of the time.