Sunday, February 16, 2003

The Count of Monte Cristo

Bernie was surprised that I didn't know the story of this. But I have never read the book or seen any other interpretation on stage or screen, so I have no idea how well the story matches the book.

<>I found it rather disconcerting that there were a number of Australian actors in this movie, trying to imitate (usually unsuccessfully) a British accent (for a French character). The acting I found was lackluster, but the story was quite well told. The ending seemed far too quick (or the development of character at the beginning, far too long). The costumes were fairly good, as was the sword fights and scenery.

An interesting movie, but I don't think I'll see it again.

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