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Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Draughtsman's Contract



Throughout this film, I was asking "what is really going on here?" ... and rightly so.

The plot revolves around a draughtsman who is contracted to do 12 drawings of a beautiful country estate in England in the 17th Century. Everything about the film is lush and beautifully done. The draughtsman, blinded by his conceit, does not see what is really happening at all, until it is too late.

The men, who believe they are in charge, find out otherwise.

The wigs, outrageously large and flamboyant, would be unbelievable, but I think they are relatively faithful to the fashion of the day.

Thanks to Osprey's five-star list again.

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