Wednesday, January 11, 2012
men and women
when i first saw 'women in love' i was envious. the sisters not only traipsed around their english village in beautiful clothes, they existed outside of society yet were able to penetrate the hearts of two men from the upper class, by birth or association. i loved the actors and actresses. glenda jackson and alan bates remained favorites of mine through all of their films.
d.h. lawrence fans are well aware of his perceptions of the conflicts between lovers. he is a lovely writer and most likely he would have appreciated director ken russell's painful depiction of people trying to keep love from getting the better of them.
it's never too late to see this film. the acting is exceptional and the scenes remain provocative.