Film Recommendation

Tetedelacourse

New Member
Location
Rosyth
Perfume: The story of a murderer.


Brilliant I thought. Quite slow moving but captivating and highly original. Some good actors too. It's a bit long but you wont grudge the time it takes by the end.
 

marinyork

Resting in suspended Animation
Location
Logopolis
Interesting, I thought the book was one of the worst two books I've ever read.
 

Brock

Senior Member
Location
Kent
I liked the film too, very different, great imagery. Novel adult fairytale stylised narrative with beautiful cinematography contrived to make you involuntarily inhale deeply through the nose.
 

marinyork

Resting in suspended Animation
Location
Logopolis
It is a marmite book, tends to get extreme dislike or like. I am interested as I didn't know they made a film of it.
 

Noodley

Guest
Maryinyork - what is your other least fave book?
User76 - what is your other fave book?

Let's see if your answer is the same book!
 

SamNichols

New Member
Location
Colne, Lancs
I loved that book, the way it builds upon smell as a sense. It's a great book.
My problem with the film is that Jean-Baptiste Grenouille eventually comes off as a sympathetic character at the end of the film, which he isn't at the end of the book. It is a good film, but not in the same league as the Suskind original, which is also one of my favourites (though not in my top 2 ).

Ending is flipping mental though.
 

Chris James

Über Member
Location
Huddersfield
User76 said:
How strange. "Perfume" is one of my two favourite books. I thought it was strangely enthralling and quite rivetting.

Apparently it is one of my wife's favourite books too. Another of her favourites is 100 Years of Solitude. I have read neither!
 

marinyork

Resting in suspended Animation
Location
Logopolis
It's not Hardy. Noodley, the other worst book I have read was a book called The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon.
 

Flying_Monkey

Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere
The book was overrated and the film wasn't slated hard enough IMHO.

I am very much looking forward to Ang Lee's new film 'Lust, Caution' - top cinematography, espionage and lots of gorgeous women naked... can't get better than that!
 
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