April 2nd, 2007
I like everything about this movie.
Peter O’Toole’s brilliant performance
The friendship of elderly men
Vanessa Redgrave as O’Toole’s wife
An old man’s love for a girl
The movie’s reverence for art
and for theatre.
The stunning, painterly cinematography.
This is my favourite movie of the moment. It’s brilliant, funny, sad and moving.
Here’s O’Toole and the girl in a limo. O’Toole’s character is pretty much himself, only more so - a famous actor who nowadays gets work as a corpse.
The girl lets him kiss her shoulder and smell her neck. When she thinks he’s dying she tries to revive him by showing him her breasts. In exchange he buys her things like earrings and tattoos.
Creepy? Yeah kind of, but I think this movie gets away with it. It’s surprising and great. Don’t miss it!