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Sunset Song

There is really a lot of gorgeous, lyrical, period flavor here–so I certainly want this review to read as a recommendation. If not for an abrupt tonal shift for the last act, I may have considered this amongst the year’s very best. 371 more words

Film

'Sunset Song'

It’s a slow, unfolding narrative of the early 20th century Scottish classic. Yet English working class hero Terence Davies (Distant Voices Still Lives, The Terence Davies Trilogy… 69 more words

Film

The Deep Blue Sea

Terrence Rattigan’s play The Deep Blue Sea, which is on at London’s National Theatre, is literally a period piece. It premiered in 1952, and the devices and secrets that drive plot and characters are no longer issues. 706 more words

Writing

30 DAYS OF FANDOR, DAY 4: OF TIME AND THE CITY (2008)

Day 4: OF TIME AND THE CITY (Terence Davies, UK, 2008)

In the hands of the great Terence Davies, what could easily have been a lightweight commissioned puff piece celebrating his native Liverpool takes on deeper and somewhat darker dimensions, instead becoming what he characterizes as his “ 219 more words

30 Days Of Fandor

Terence Davies: Distant Voices, Still Lives

“Stunning stylized. Fiercely emotional. A one of a kind film that speaks straight to the heart.”
The Boston Globe

“Davies is one of the most original stylists in the contemporary cinema.” 315 more words

British Cinema

6.16.2016 Distant Voices, Still Lives

This does an amazing job of capturing a feeling that I think can be hard to get at – a sad nostalgia that seems specific to family. 43 more words

Terence Davies blends beauty and bleakness in Sunset Song

How can a film look so stunning and yet seem so bleak? Welcome to the world of Terence Davies.

Sunset Song is the latest offering from the supremely gifted and idiosyncratic British filmmaker. 1,014 more words

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