Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Dresser

UK 1983

Details imdb

Seen 8 June 2012

The dedication and love of one for the other

IMDB 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience  81% liked it
The first ten minutes of the film gives an indication of the acting prowess of the main actors. The story revolves around the relationship between a veteran theatre actor and his entourage especially his personal assistant. Those who love Shakespeare's plays would find an enlightening inside into the production of King Lear. I'll give this an 8.0/10

My impressions:

Old, crotchety, impossible
But of course he is brilliant
When he is in the mood
Charming, witty

Others know it
He himself realises
The mind plays tricks
The body is not young anymore
The years have taken its toll

That friend, assistant
Helps, urges, scolds
Patching up, making it whole again
It takes all sorts of tricks
Persuasion, patience
To take that step

Something triggers in the mind
There is still some life left
The act must go on

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