I liked it a lot. I thought Martin Sheen was very good and for what Marlon Brando was in, he was chilling as Walter Kurtz.
I watched the original Manchurian Candidate yesterday and loved it. Angela Lansbury is absolutely chilling as the scheming mother as is Lawrence Harvey as Raymond Shaw.
Quoting Napoleon Plural:
The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers.
Not bad, but it couldn't get around the fact that the star Geoffrey Rush was at least two decades too old to play the born-again swinging bachelor of the Sixties.
It's odd to see an ageing Rush wooing Britt Eckland, I mean it was a bit creepy in real life with Sellers in his 30s and Eckland only 18 or something, but this is ridiculous... more like Sid James and Barbara Windsor.
However, ignoring that, the supporting cast is very good, with John Lithgrow excellent as director Blake Edwards, and fine turns from Emily Watson, Miriam Margolyles, Peter Vaughan, Stephen Fry, Mackenzie Crook and Stanley Tucci always catch the eye and liven things up.
For Bond fans, a very funny couple of scenes based on the filming of Casino Royale, with Sellers in his Aston Martin DB5, flicking a few switches on the dashboard, while another car is in pursuit.
Still, for most of the film, which is set in the Sixties, you're waiting for Sellers to catch up with the actor's age. Maybe Steve Coogan would have been better.
And to get back on course here: the last movie I watched was Daughters Of Darkness aka La rouge aux levres which despite the gothic title has got to be the most avant garde, stylistic and simply tasteful vampire flick I've ever seen besides Langella and Olivier's 1979 version. In this film, Delphine Seyrig plays Countess Bathory as a modern day diva languidly holding her cigarette holder and drinking from a clear blue wine glass. German model Andrea Rau has perfect chemistry as the goth accomplice. Do yourself a favor and watch this, it's good for your date too, this is not a bad movie.
Agreed.The dreamlike Daughters of Darkness is a unique motion picture and an excellent updated version of the Bloody Countess' legend.It's an artistic and intelligent horror film in which the vampires are not the primary source of the film's terror--of which there's plenty.The cooly elegant Delphine Seyrig is unforgettable.And the extraordinarily cute Andrea Rau(with her Louise Brooks hairstyle)is one of the most memorable vamps ever to light up the screen.Not a bad movie at all and well worth seeking out...
Next to the original Pink Panther Blake Edwards best film and i dare say one of the best comedies of all time.
And the PC brigade wanting it marked racist in recent times deserves to be slapped.