"The Happy Prince" - latest Oscar Wilde movie gets excellent reviews

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#1 "The Happy Prince" - latest Oscar Wilde movie gets excellent reviews

Postby fountainhall » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:08 pm

It's a bit hard to think of any other dead gay character barring royalty who has had so many movies made about him as Oscar Wilde. The latest - and according to reviews - arguably the best is "The Happy Prince". Although it was premiered at the Sundance Festival last October, I have not seen it listed in Bangkok so far. It was written, directed and stars the gay Rupert Everett whom The Guardian describes thus in it review -

"It is a part he was born to play., and he does it with exactly the right kind of poignantly ruined magnificence."

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/j ... scar-wilde

Unlike other Wilde movies which start before the scandals, this one begins in Naples and Paris where he sought refuge after being vilified as a result of his prison sentence in England. I wonder if any readers have seen it.

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