Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
Sabot L'ours

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, And Her Lover

Over the years I have seen a LOT of movies. I have always loved movies going back to my earliest memories. I suppose that's one reason why I have become jaded against Hollywood as I have gotten older because I have seen many plots used over and over. I really like films that have a nice new twist on things.

22 years ago I went to a theater in downtown Portland OR to see the movie named in the subject line. I really didn't know what to expect. I had heard that the movie really pushed some boundaries. That was good enough for me! I really liked the film! It was so totally fresh and weird with an ending that made my jaw drop. It stuck in my brain for years and years. I put it in my Netflix queue years ago. It wasn't available. That is, it wasn't available until last week when they added it to their "watch instantly" list. I was amazed at how much of the movie I remembered even though I only saw it once and it was so long ago! That is so different from what I call "throw away movies" where I can't even remember if I saw a movie or not a few months after I actually DID watch it.

One thing I did find amusing was that the actors who were unknown to me back in 1989 were now much more familiar. The thief was Michael Gambon who we now know as Dumbledore, and the wife is Academy Award winner Helen Mirren. One of the henchmen was played by Tim Roth.
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