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Saturday, September 13

Seen on the Blogosphere

As I looked up information for P&P, I came across Snide and Prejudice (1997) on IMbD. The tag line? He couldn't tell reich from wrong. With Mick Fleetwood playing Picasso, and a cast that includes Mena Suvari, Joseph and Sam Bottoms, Angus Macfadyen and Remy and Rene Auberjonois, this comedy-drama directed by Phillipe Mora is as far from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice as a film can get.

At an asylum called the Temporal Displacement Foundation, the rise of Hitler is played out by the inmates. The resident physician, Dr Cohen encourages his patients who believe they are important Nazi figures to act out their fantasies. The therapy sessions show Hitler consolidating his power by assembling his gang of supporters yet they are interrupted at times, once because Davidson's uniform is at the dry cleaners and another time because a patient who believes he is Picasso interrupts a session.
Posted by Vic, Ms. Place

1 comment:

nigel said...

Is nothing sacred?