I actually dragged my best friend to a library that had a copy of TLotTD, so we could finally see it! Both of us are history nerds, I had just finished reading a T.W.'s script for a writing class I was taking at the time, she was a huge Ellen B. fan, and we both are Chris Evans fans. Lo and behold, she hated it, I liked it, and two years later I found a copy at my local book shop in the clearance bin.
I have a few things I wish they had done, to make it flow a bit more smoothly. Granted, I never saw the script, so I don't know if stuff I didn't care for was just them adhering to T.W.'s script or not. When they showed Fischer taking Jimmy to all the parties, I thought there needed to be a bit more to show you how time was passing. They went from, "it is the beginning of the social season" to, "oh dear, October already" in a quick sequence. Some fall foliage as the car drives by, seeing Fischer needing a heavier wrap for the evening, something to help indicate that more than 2 or 3 parties had occured.
I also could have gone for a couple more scenes, or just snippets of dialogue, between Jimmy and Fischer. It seemed like they forgot about Jimmy sometimes, and as if (since we aren't given a good way of knowing how much time has passed, in my opinion) Fiacher's feelings are either sudden or they are childhood ones reawoken by this time spent together.
But I loved their scenes they did get together. The one on the balcony with distant music, when he helps her from her fall ("If I said to go pee, would it embaress ya?"), in the car with the cigerette, her measuring him, and especially their final scene. And don't get me started on the cinematography. We'll be here all week!
Post by crystalmagic13 on Apr 15, 2021 9:48:39 GMT
I’ve just watched this film this morning. I really like Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris looks so handsome in the stills that I wanted to give it a go. It was a little disjointed in parts but I really liked the overall theme. The cinematography was exceptional, that scene where Jimmy walks out of the asylum in the rain is stunningly shot! Bryce was exceptional and Chris well, he does a brilliant Southern accent, smoulders to perfection and really plays the role well. Really surprised me that I liked it with it being a period piece.