movie rant of the week
As I mentioned yesterday, I recently purchased
a cheapo an inexpensive copy of the fine romantic comedy The Truth About Cats and Dogs, a gender-switch version of Cyrano de Bergerac. My purchase back then reminded me of the excellent 1987 Steve Martin adaptation Roxanne, and so I watched it during my apheresis appointment yesterday morning. Watching both films back-to-back, the contrasts between the two really struck me.
(If I were a stellar researcher, I suppose I should rent the superb Depardieu film adaptation, but I've seen it and Jose Ferrer's immortal version several times, and read the play countless more, so I'll wing it.)
(continued in the next post)