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Saturday, 8 August 2015

Under Milk Wood (1972)

Dir. Andrew Sinclair's UMW is a strange but eminently memorable film that over the course of just one day offers a glimpse into the labours, loves and lecherous thoughts of various residents in a small Welsh fishing village. It has more than one narrator, each of them giving a unique life to Dylan Thomas' immensely moving, poetic words. The words are the real focus; so much so that a considerable part of the imagery is arguably superfluous.
The cast is large; we don't have labels for most of them and I can't possibly name them all in this post, but I must give special mention to Ann Beach because of all the folk songs that featured, hers was the most beautiful.

3½ audible dreams out of 5

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