Sunday, May 30, 2010
give me a reason
when i watch wendy hiller i am truly uplifted. no matter what role she is playing i feel i am becoming a better person simply by letting her into my consciousness. in 'pygmalion' her position was a tough one, as playing opposite leslie howard requires buckets of charm just to not get lost in his glow. she reigns supreme as 'eliza doolittle' and i pity all the actresses who take on that role. trust me, the film is absolute perfection.
wendy won an oscar for 'separate tables.' though i cannot do anything about the small amount of film work that is available, it matters not. anything i watch of hers somehow feels like the first time.