Sunday, March 23, 2008

Remembrance Sundays: The Civil War Epic

With the death of Anthony Minghella this week, remembrance Sunday will be dedicated to perhaps his least accomplished film, though nonetheless a ravishing one, the civil war epic Cold Mountain. I must admit there's something about slushy wartime romance that reels me in, but this is certainly an attempt that borders on ragged at times. Yet I largely don't seem to mind when watching it, regularly finding myself surrendering to its luscious ways.

"Come back to me. Come back to me is my request."

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