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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sudden Fun

This quirky movie concerns a girl who believes she is probably losing her mind. She turns out to be the sanest person in the entire film. It is fun to see how things go, and the casting is great.

Venus in a Cockle Shell

If you read this blog with any regularity at all, you may have realized I see movies long after they come out. This wonderful film is another in my wayward meander through moving pictures.

Peter O'Toole plays a very dear man who knows his death is approaching rapidly. He brings some joy and admiration to the girl he calls Venus, and she cheers him in his last months. Both are transformed, and it is a joy to watch. When they show the early photos of O'Toole, we can't help remembering how beautiful a man he was. His work continued to shine throughout his life, and I find it remarkable.

Peter O'Toole (August 2, 1932 - December 14, 2013)