... you can learn from:
The House of Mirth (2000)
Lily Bart: If obliquity were a vice,we should all be tainted.Mrs. Peniston: Only someone without familycould make such a vulgar remark.Lily Bart: Aunt Julia, you are my family.
I was talking about the director Terence Davies on Twitter the other week after watching his terrific gay coming-of-age flick The Long Day Closes for the first time (highly recommended) when it came up that I also had never seen his adaptation of The House of Mirth -- well I still haven't, but I have plans to now, as it's one of the films screening as part of The Paris Theater's reopening here in NYC, which I told you about a couple of weeks back. (That screening is actually sandwiched right in between two screenings of Call Me By Your Name, and you know I plan on going to both.) This is all good preparation for when Davies' new film, the WWII-era gay poet romance Benediction, starring Jack Lowden, premieres at TIFF next month -- I have already talked about Benediction quite a bit here.