Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Importance of being Ernest

97m, 2002
This is a brilliant and enjoyable introduction to Oscar Wilde's frothing and witty comedy set in high Victorian society. The camera gives us beautiful and intimate view of their sumptuous and leisurely ways. We see where the fat of the Empire went. It is another side of the Gunga Din saga. This of course is incidental to the deadpan brand of British humor to which Wilde made his unique contribution.

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