The Razor’s Edge
I don’t watch TV (don’t have cable – out of choice), but occasionally I like to chill & watch films
So last night I found myself watching one of my favorite movies – The second film adaptation of the book by Somerset Maugham, “The Razor’s Edge”.
This was the 1984 version with Bill Murray in his first dramatic lead role. The critics panned the hell out of it, but I thought he did a fine job and the rest of the cast did too – especially Theresa Russell who played the doomed Sophie and Catherine Hicks in the role of extremely materialistic Isabelle.
Anyone else fancy this film? Feel free to chime in.
Another favorite film is “The Manchurian Candidate” the original with Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, and Angela Lansbury, not the Hollywood Over-hyped with gratuitous special-effects remake with Meryl Streep.
The 1962 version is suspenseful & mesmerizing as it is (plus the title is more appropriate in the ‘62 film).
And Lawrence Harvey was amazing as he psychologically unraveled. It is sad that the actor died so young. He had a lot of promise.
This film is very apropos to the political drama we face today.
“….rallying a Nation of television viewers into hysteria to sweep us up into the White House with Powers that will make Martial Law seem like Anarchy”…