Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Alec Guiness & Kind Hearts and Coronets

Alec Guiness has been one of my favorite actors since I met him in film as Obi Wan Kenobi in the film Star Wars. After that I rediscovered him in the film Bridge on the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia. And in other roles from Adolph Hitler to an unlikely mastermind of a gold robbery in London.

Although I think in the film Kind Hearts and Coronets he played seven roles and one of them a woman. I first saw this film at the British Council in New Manila. They were actually playing the film in an air-conditioned room inside the centre.

This was a black comedy and needless to say the audience were laughinh through out the movie. It took several years after and a  trip half-way around the world to get an original copy of this film. Needless to say it was and is worth watching.

It would be hard to top this film. Jerry Lewis and Eddie Murphy tried and tries but nothing beats this si far.

<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAA41TwZz1w">Kind Hearts and Coronets clip</A>

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