Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Powell and Pressburger: 'Gone to Earth'

If you ignore Jennifer Jones's curious accent and a fairly creaky plot, this is a bit of a classic. As with more famous P&P outings like 'I Know Where I'm Going', the characters are strongly drawn, the dialogue snappy. And the sense of place is as powerful as you'd expect, both on the large scale - the landscape is breathtaking - and the small. The interiors are awesome, from the lowly cottage where protagonist Hazel lives with her beekeeper/coffinmaker/harpist father, to the dastardly squire's manor house. Watch it while you can!