Many people under 40 may not even remember Bobby Darin, let alone know about his remarkable life story. Beyond the Sea may rectify that problem and stand as a wonderful tribute to an amazing talent who left us all too soon.
The innocent Chinese girl taken from her family and home, placed within the moral and unwritten code of the American west is terrifying and helplessly alone. It may be America at it's very best and it's very worst. Today the code of right and wrong is burned deep into the hearts and minds of real men and women, and of America.
Broken Trail had great film detail, direction, acting, script, and supporting cast. Beautiful cinematography. Overall, a quality western movie with beautiful blu-ray picture. Robert Duval's ability to act and select quality films remains superb, unlike some of his former peers which have less than distinguishing acomplishments of late. In my book, Robert Duval has a innate characteristic for high quality movies.
If you are reading this you are a period drama lover. I purchased this BBC video mainly because of the price. Although BBC period pieces are usually good, I was surprised; it was much better than I expected. Hugh Dancy is very good as Daniel Deronda, you really care for this character whose heart is pure. It is almost three stories in one. All well acted. Considering I am surprised the video did not cost more for I have purchased movies not near as good for much more.
It's a remarkable piece of writing by Terence Rattigan, the great English playwright, and great direction by Anthony Asquith to drag us through such an arid landscape and keep us interested, involved and finally moved