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From:poliphilo
Date:January 8th, 2016 10:39 am (UTC)
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Nice story.

Director Michael reeves asked Price to tone down the camp and play it straight and Price replied, "Young man, I've made hundreds of movies and this is the first time anyone has asked me to modify my performance. How many have you made?"

And Reeves replied. "Two good ones."

Which did the trick. Price took direction and turned in what is arguably his best performance.

I love Witchfinder General for its Englishness- it's sense of time and place, its love of the landscape.
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From:setsuled
Date:January 8th, 2016 12:03 pm (UTC)
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Hmm, yes, it might be his best performance, one of the best I've seen, at any rate. I've seen quite a few of his films now and, oddly, the other stand out that comes to mind is Son of Sinbad and it's certainly not for the kind of subtlety he employed in Witchfinder General.

it's sense of time and place, its love of the landscape.

Those aspects were nice, I agree. I liked the shots of groups of people silhouetted on the hill at the end, it kind of reminded me of the end of The Seventh Seal.
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