30 Days of Film: Lou's Day 27

| by Lou | 1.30pm UK time |

A film that you wish you had seen in theatres

God bless both the New Zealand International Film Festival and the British Film Institute for allowing me to see so many films on the big screen that I had missed first time round (mostly due to Not Being Alive Yet). The Marlon Brando BFI season was particularly glorious in giving me the bonus of allowing my virgin screening of Apocalypse Now to be done right.

One film I have never seen on the big screen that I would love to have seen in its full glory is:

The Piano

Mostly because it is The Most Beautiful Film Ever, but also because it would be giving the price of a cinema ticket towards an unbelievably talented filmmaker of both my gender and nationality.

Alas at the time I was 12 years old and my mother deemed it "inappropriate". When I finally saw it a couple of years later I said "Oh. Right." and decided to remove the quotation marks from inappropriate.

NB: I can't accompany this with an image as I can't find a photo of her sinking into the mud with her skirt billowing around her, and nothing less will do.

One thought on “30 Days of Film: Lou's Day 27”

  1. I have not watched The Piano in a million years! *adds to list*

    I saw Apocalypse Now: Redux when it was part of the festival years back, and I have to say I wish I'd just seen the original. It's SUCH a full on film and the extra footage doesn't seem to add anything except length to the running time!