A film I have been waiting for, Michael Haneke's AMOUR finally opens here .... and it looks like being one of the year's most memorable, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmaneulle Riva, both now in their 80s; it looks like being the most successful international hit of the year, after its Palme D'Or win at Cannes.
And nice to see Roeg's DON'T LOOK NOW is scheduled (it always repays another look)
Then there is that batch of new rarities (below) to get started on .... and beginning to think about Christmas .... it creeps up on one !
Our Sky Arts channel is proving essential as well - they are now running a series BRITISH LEGENDS OF STAGE & SCREEN, eight interviews of an hour each, with 8 luminaries discussing their careers: fascinating to see Glenda Jackson, Ian McKellen, Diana Rigg, Michael York, Claire Bloom, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi and Christopher Lee here. They are running an interview a week, and the 8 are also now on dvd.
Claire Bloom, a very spry 80, was delightful and very illuminating in yesterday's interview, looking back on her long career and long relationship with Richard Burton. She also gave a wicked impression of Elizabeth Taylor on the set of THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD ...