Tuesday, July 26, 2011

From the Fringe: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover

A film that is structured much like a play. Peter Greenaway uses sparse sets. Lavish costumes. Color coded scenes. A visual feast of decadence seasoned with the best herbs and spices. The totality of the film is what makes it leave you hungry for more. Everything leads up to the finale. & oh what a glorious one it is.

Michael Gambon is of course the highlight performance. Albert Spica is a destestable, gluttonous thief who ranks up there with Don Logan in the realm of British villians.

It's a full meal that will have you asking for seconds. That is, right after you pick up your jaw from the floor. It may be a bit pricy to track down a copy, but it will be well worth it if you get your hands on one.

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