Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The Picture of Dorian Gray

By no means is this 1973 ABC MOVIE OF THE WEEK version of the Oscar Wilde classic even close to the 1945 MGM presentation but it is certainly of some interest. For starters it seems the production company managed to find every out of work Englisman (or anything close) for it including Nigel Davenport and Shane Briant. It is slow in pace but works if one is willing to endure the slow pacing and it is satisfying in that it deals with the sexual aspects of this sordid tale remakably well, especially when you consider the time and medium in which it was made. Look for Fionnula Flanagan who would later become a Star Trek regular guest.


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