Monday, October 24, 2005

#97: The House of Mirth (Terence Davies, 2000)


Because Society can smile, and murder while it smiles.

5 comments:

damion said...

loving you for including this gem. edith wharton kicks so much ass. what a powerful story, and an amazing performance by ms. anderson.

tim r said...

So glad you approve! Some people find this gorgeous movie stuffy or hermetic, which I simply can't understand.

damion said...

Stuffy?!? This movie brimms with emotional power, social tension, and agonizing grace.

NATHANIEL R said...

and how about Laura Linney dropping her bombs with that sweet smile. Great. Or that sudden musical interlude grazing over the water.

Love it.

tim r said...

Two of the best things in the film, I'm with you. That transitional graze, as you put it, is just sublime.