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Prick Up Your Ears
What did you think of these films?
Haven't seen Maurice yet.
Prick Up Your Ears 8/10
I loved Gary Oldman's performance. Oldman showed such promise in this and in 'Sid and Nancy', that the rest of his career was a bit of a let-down. Vanessa Redgrave was also great in a role that was nothing important on paper, but she manages to give it importance and weight. As for Alfred Molina, i agree with flipp when he says it was a disgusting and desperate performance. Even though i realise that he did a brilliant job in such a demanding role, it failed to connect with me (which i suppose is good for me). Overall an underrated film with excellent perfomances.
I just saw the video comment from Ebert and Siskel from back then. Siskel was full of praises about Oldman and particularly about Molina and he said that they both deserved the Oscar in that year. Ebert was particularly impressed by Oldman and he said that he felt he was witnessing an actor like Olivier or Richard Burton in the making.
A pity that the film went un-noticed at the oscars, but it is understandable considering its subject matter and the academy voting of that period. By the way, what happened to Oldman's once promising career?