Saturday, 13 February 2010

The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)

I can't resist it... Whenever it's on I must watch.
And though Oscar Wilde had some pretty iffy ideas about what idiots women are I still find his best loved play warm and witty when played by this wonderful group of actors. There was never any point in making that 2002 version with creepy Colin Firth and crawly Rupert Everett. Ah, perfection, Redgrave and Denison! Such charming charmers! -and I challenge you to deny that Denison is not Richard E. Grant's real father. They look, act and sound exactly alike!
I also love the insanely colourful technicolour! The costumes and everything, it's so bright! Fits the mad script perfectly.

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