Saturday, January 12, 2008

"Chronically Untouched"

Whoa. Judi Dench was magnificently and radiantly diabolical in Notes on a Scandal. What an amazing performance, and what magnificently and radiantly diabolical writing as well. To wit:

"Judas Iscariot had the grace to hang himself, but only according to Matthew, the most sentimental of the Apostles."

"Like a pig in knickers."

A lethal weapon, a lethal dose.

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Blogger jsd said...

I netflixed it, but it'll be awhile before we see it - this movie looks pretty intense from the trailer I watched.

7:02 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Assuredly intense. Available at your local library: order it online. Notes is relentlessly wicked, but superbly acted.

This afternoon, I watched Stage Beauty, same director as Notes (Richard Eyre), but decidedly sweeter in the end. A good antidote to the other story.

Happy viewing.

7:28 PM  
Blogger San said...

Rented that. Seen that.

The Judas-Is-a-Carrot quote--just the kind of thing I can never come up with when I need a goathead of a barb.

4:01 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

I've not seen anything quite so deliciously and intentionally wicked in a long time, and Dame Judi just burned up the screen. I've ordered the Zoe Heller novel from the biblioteca to see what else I may have been missing.

8:23 PM  

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