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Thread #10334   Message #893451
Posted By: Rick Fielding
19-Feb-03 - 11:29 AM
Thread Name: music from the film 'the wicker man'?
Subject: RE: music from the film 'the wicker man'?
I was going to start a thread about this film, but fortunately found this one from FOUR YEARS AGO!

Much water has gone under (and over) the bridge my friends, since then.

Anyway.....why Do YOU find this film so unforgettable? I have a thread going now about renting from video stores and the respondents have brought this one up several times.

It's certainly not rated highly by the "normal" film press. In fact, I suspect it was a real "quicky", when made. The actors, Edward Woodward, Diane Cilento, Brit Ecklund, and Christopher Lee, are all well known but not first line "stars". Nb. Woodward became a big TV star in the States later.

So what's the appeal. Brit's naked cavorting has to be PART of it! Does it just appeal to the "folk music sesibilities" in us? All that fake Druid stuff?

I looked at a few reviews before finishing this, and since it's become a cult film, the reviews have gotten MUCH better.

Cheers

Rick