I/we had a quite old-fashioned movie experience last evening watching the 2015 version of ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’.


I enjoyed it far more than the fifty year-old John Schlesinger version, starring Julie Christie, Terence Stamp, Peter Finch, and Alan Bates (and photographed by Nicolas Roeg and scored by Richard Rodney Bennett), which I saw only fifty years ago, so I could be wrong.

I judge some movies by my ‘mesmerization’ gold standard, ’Howards End’, and this one measured up.  (I recall being mesmerized by Ben Kingsley’s UK mob picture ‘Sexy Beast’, too, so ixnay on the pigeonholing.)

While I am somewhat of a suspension of disbelief whore, and Carey Mulligan did have quite a few exceptional ‘country’ outfits, never mind all that.  Have a look.

So, that was last night; this morning we had breakfast.