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My Thoughts: Ryan’s Daughter (1970)

September 6, 2011 1 comment


About two hours into Ryan’s Daughter, I was only thinking about an episode of “Seinfeld” I’d watched a few days earlier.  That’s right.  My mind wouldn’t stop mulling over the “English Patient” episode where Elaine finally slouches over next to J. Peterman in the middle of a screening of the film and screams “It’s too long!”

That how I feel about David Lean’s movie, and my stray thoughts present two problems.  First, the film is a simple love story stretched into an unbearable running length.  And secondly, I was thinking about an episode of “Seinfeld” for about the last hour of the picture when I should’ve been wrapped up in the action.  Not a strong vote of confidence.

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