Monday, 22 December 2008

The Draughtsman's Contract (1982) opening scene

This film when it came out in 1982 really made an impression on me and was probably responsible for me liking this period - though its not an accurate historical movie though it is well researched and bang on with the politics of the time, its more a clever pastiche, an arthouse exaggeration. Having said that it should still be on your list of films to see if you have not had the pleasure. The music by Michael Nyman is an amazing tribute to the likes of Purcell and is worth having on cd for its bold crossover between rock and baroque. The plot is twisted and sometimes unfathomable but that doesn't detract from the charm of this devilishly clever British country house movie. Wiki on the movie

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