Was Last Holiday with the actor who went on to play Obi Wan in the Star Wars films, I know that the movies where not what he considered his high point as he was some sort of stage actor. I thought this was evident from the movie and the sort of acting flare that he possessed, sometimes he was overly dramatic in a way which wasnt right some how.
Although that said it was a good movie, the guy gets diagnosed with a fatal illness and decides to go to a Ritzy hotel to spend his last days living the high life. He meets different people there and their lives a changed by it because he acts without any of the concern that someone who is not condemned might.
There’s a twist in that he is to get news that he is not terminally ill but dies before he can really live, his assembled “new friends” are just in the process of deciding they dont like him after all and that he’s a fraud when they get the news of his untimely passing.
Its a good film and I think one example of why I’m going to carry on watching films from earlier cinema. I watched a BBC 2 programme this week too in which they discuss the history of US TV and they were dealing with the “crusader” type, House MD, Alibi, Homicide, Dexter etc. and I agreed with some of the writers who talked about how character development is happening on TV now in a way that it isnt a feature of films any longer which focus on 3D and big screen effects. 1 week ago