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A Rare Treat

 I've missed some great films at the Cocteau these past two months while I've been globehopping.

 But I'm home now, and we have some terrific offerings coming up at Santa Fe's hometown movie theatre in the weeks to come...  starting this Sunday, when we'll be screening Richard Donner's LADYHAWKE.   Not only one of the greatest fantasy films ever made (ignore that bloody soundtrack please), but one of the great romances as well.



 And for all the fans and cinephiles and aspiring screenwriters out there, we have a very special treat:  LADYHAWKE will be introduced by Santa Fe's own ED KHMURA, the film's screenwriter, who will talk about how the movie came to be, and the challenges of making it.

 ED KHMURA
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LADYHAWKE will screen on Sunday, starting at 6:30.

Come join Ed and me and Melinda Snodgrass, and (on the silver screen) Michelle Pfeiffer, Rutger Hauer, and Matthew Broderick,  sample a great fantasy, and enjoy one of our specialty cocktails and New Mexico's best popcorn at the Jean Cocteau.

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stillking
Sep. 5th, 2014 04:01 pm (UTC)

There are a lot of things to love about the movie, but I was always most impressed by the 'very human' characters -- Navarre is certainly competent, but also fallible (far from the unbeatable-swordsman trope), and quite openly emotional, Phillipe is cowardly and subject to inner ethical conflict, the Abbott is well-meaning but a morally-weakened souse, etc. It's far from a typical fantasy yarn.

My buddies and I sometimes talk about a 21st-century remake. Paradoxically, I don't think the difficult roles [to cast] are the romantic leads -- this is the territory of, say, Colin Farrell, or Yvonne Strahovski, what have you -- rather, the core and mood and tempo of the story center round young Gaston. We have relatively few snarky-young-Broderick analogs in the current Hollywood roster, but I guess Zach Eisenberg or (a heavily-medicated) Shia LaBeouf could do it.

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