My wife Karen won tickets to a preview screening of Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool a few weeks back and I’ve been lucky enough to have a review of the film published with X-Press Magazine.
The film is based on the book by Peter Turner who wrote of his love affair with Academy Award winner Gloria Grahame. It is a sad and moving film but a particularly well made one. I have thought about it a lot since seeing it, so touched by the way it captured time and space and how events in the film are open to the interpretation of each individual viewer. It’s a change of pace for Eon Productions too, famous for James Bond and I later found out Barbara Broccoli actually knew the couple when they were together. For Annette Bening, it is another reminder of what a talented consistent performer and storyteller we have in the actress and the level of the work she is getting to do. You can read more of my thoughts here http://xpressmag.com.au/film-stars-dont-die-in-liverpool-gets-9-10-on-the-other-side-of-sunset-boulevard/
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8 thoughts on “FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL REVIEW AVAILABLE AT X-PRESS MAGAZINE”
An enjoyable review, Lloyd. I like the sound of this film a lot, and you sold it to me nicely.
Best wishes, Pete.
Thank you Pete, it’s not for everyone so I hope you like it. Something I found fascinating was the idea that maybe this wasn’t a good thing to have happen to Peter and that was something you could take away from the film as well as a very romanticised view of their relationship. I hope you like it, the pressure is on now but I’m pretty happy with the review except for the misspelling of principles. 🙂
A fine review again, Lloyd. I will have to watch for the movie. Can’t think of a better actress to play Grahame than Bening.
Thank yo Don, I hope you enjoy it. I don’t know if Bening is a good like alike but she gives a great performance.
Now there is a film I might have to see.
I hope you enjoy it Paol.
Great review Lloyd, and I concur with your assessment of this fine film.