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Sunday, 27 December 2015

Midnight Movie (1994)

A filmmaker and his young trophy wife move into a house that neither has been before, but for one of them it feels oddly familiar.
It's a Dennis Potter screenplay adapted from a Rosalind Ashe novel, directed by Renny Rye. I don't know if the novel was changed much (and if so, was it done respectfully?), but the result is very much like something born of Potter's own fixations, though one that'll likely only appeal to existing fans.
Louise Germaine who played Sylvia in Lipstick on Your Collar (1993) is again an 'object' of desire for more than one pair of lecherous eyes. The themes of fiction and reality overlapping recur. For a TV movie, it's unusually shocking.

3 reflecting surfaces out of 5

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