Friday, November 30, 2018

Great Moments in Movie Staches & Shelves

You know a movie is high quality if I'm torn between doing one of my "Great Moments in Movie Staches" posts and one of my "Great Moments in Movie Shelves" posts -- The Bostonians has it all! Everything! All! Superman with a mustache, bookshelves, lesbian longing -- what else could one possibly require?

The 17th Merchant-Ivory production, The Bostonians is an adaptation of the Henry James book and stars Christopher Reeve (in those heady days between Superman III and Superman IV: The Quest For Peace) and Vanessa Redgrave as distant cousins vying for the affections of the same woman, a conflicted suffragette (played by Madeleine Potter). You could say she puts the suffering into suffragette, haha, sigh.

Anyway per usual Vanessa Redgrave is far and away the best thing happening on the screen at any point, but if you're in the mood for some Merchant-Ivory you know what you're in the mood for and The Bostonians delivers all that jazz. Speaking of the film has just gotten a jazzy 4K restoration! It's looking stunning. Here's the trailer:
That restoration is opening up at the Quad Cinema here in 
New York today, so if you're in town you know what to do. 
Any fans of The Bostonians up in this joint?

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