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And besides, how can you not like a film that has, basically, Charters and Caldicott (from The Lady Vanishes) in an episode revolving around ghosts, a rivalry for a fair young maiden's hand, and golf. Yeah, that is right, golf.
There is a great deal to like about the Brighton Rock remake. For instance, Dame Helen and John Hurt are fantastic, as usual. And the gritty, slashing, knife violence is cool. And the Mods v Rockers on Vespas and Motorbikes is cool, too. So, how come I am still kind of iffy about it? The score is way too heavy-handed (they shoulda used period music for the whole thing) and Andy Serkis (an actor I usually really like, espec in Longford, where Serkis plays Ian Brady to Samantha Morton's Myra Hindley) was way over the top and super lugubrious and oily. But, still I wonder why I am not more enamored of the film.
I have not seen the original with Attenborough's break-through, legendary (in England, at least) performance as Pinky, and maybe that is it. Or maybe, I just need more time away from the film. Or maybe, it is just not that good. Anyroad, ...
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