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Film of the Book: Sunset Song

Directed by Terence Davies (2015)

From the book review:

The book is essentially a lament for the passing of a way of life. Gibbon shows how the war hurried the process along, but he also indicates how change was happening anyway, with increasing mechanisation of farms, the landowners gradually driving the tenant farmers off as they found more profitable uses for the land, the English-ing of education leading to the loss of the old language and with it, old traditions.

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'Sunset Song' Writer-Director Terence Davies on Making Non-Commercial Movies

Critics adore Terence Davies for his cinematic formalism, achingly beautiful images, and portraits of society’s outsiders. Though hailed by his admirers as one of Britain’s greatest living filmmakers, he remains little known on this side of the Pond. 339 more words


Talking Pictures: Shannon takes the Midnight Special

Get on board the Midnight Special on this week’s edition of Talking Pictures.  The latest from director Jeff Nichols is in the spotlight and its star – and Nichols’ regular collaborator – Michael Shannon is in the hot seat for The Big Interview. 88 more words

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REVIEW -- Sunset Song (2015)

FilmJuice have my review of Terence Davies’ intensely frustrating and disastrously miscast Sunset Song, a long-gestating adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s trilogy of novels… 352 more words


...minor observations on The Deep Blue Sea

Revisiting a Terence Davies film is always a rewarding experience: each one is so rich and subtle, a reminder of what great cinema is all about. 255 more words


The Deep Blue Sea (2011)

Before you even think to ask, no, this is not a low-budget  remake of the 1999 Renny Harlin shark slasher movie that, amongst other things, starred LL Cool J as a tough as nails chef who tried to defend himself from the attacks of an ultra-intelligent killer shark armed with nothing but a kitchen frying pan. 841 more words

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Berlin Film Review: 'A Quiet Passion'

“Beauty is not caused. It is,” Emily Dickinson famously wrote — a truism not always applicable to the cinema of Terence Davies, which can work mightily hard toward its beauty, often to rapturous effect. 1,051 more words

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