Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Movie: Black Narcissus

I just saw Black Narcissus last night for the first time, despite my love of both the novel and Michael Powell. Well, I loved it: I can't remember enjoying a movie more. Yes, Sabu, Gene Simmons and May Hallatt all being the same South Asian nationality is somewhat implausible, but it's a testament to the overall power and atmosphere of the film that this didn't bother me. And Kathleen Byron! I wish I could see it again for the first time; I envy anyone who still has that to look forward to.

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