Wednesday, February 2, 2011

remake remodel

'brighton rock' is grahame greene's novel about a pathetic pipsqueak gone bad. it is fantastic. judging from the stills alone, the film versions (1947 and 2010) differ greatly. it reminds me of the expression 'you can never go home again.' why oh why must greatness be improved upon?

richard attenborough had fear nesting in his eyes like fledglings about to take their first flight. sam riley does not look scared. end of complaint.

1 comment:

nipper said...

can see the fledglings darting back 'n forth in r.a's eyes. beautiful imagery!