11.7.08

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The Wicker Man (1973)

Dir. Robin Hardy, Writ. Anthony Shaffer



(the closing scene)

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It is time to keep your appointment...


A disturbing film - wonderfully made in the tradition of British horror films - that is in perfect step with its time.

… and that’s not to say that this is just a horror film. It’s not. It’s much more than that. It’s myth, it’s fable – music, drama, pure theater.

4 comments:

poetwithadayjob said...

I saw Wicker Man in a film class in college with a very good friend of mine. We were never the same after that...so good!

The remake wasn't awful...nothing like the original but ok...except the end.

sam of the ten thousand things said...

It's a film with impact, to be sure. The story leaves its mark. I didn't care for the remake. Thanks for the visit, Melissa.

Lisa Allender said...

Hmmmm...I always meant to see this, but didn't get around to it...I'll havta make time to see it!

sam of the ten thousand things said...

I've heard it named as the Citizen Kane of horror films. I don't know that I would say that - for me it's more of an allegory. But, I do know the film is much more than it first appears. I'm a huge Chirstopher Lee fan, and this is his best work. Hope you're able to see it.