A silly sausage
My favourite of the Disney Boy’s Own Adventure films. Donald Sinden does a great job of playing a Victorian toff with a loose attitude to kidnapping, on a search to find his son who has been lost in the Arctic. My favourite bit of character-through-action are his attempts at communicating with a lost Viking colony who only speak ancient Norse via the classic “just speak English but slowly and loudly over-enunciate every word”. Chef’s kiss.
Incredible score by Maurice Jarre…
I fucking LOVE this film. It's my ultimate comfort film.
There's a bit, a plot point, where Mary McDonnell was pretending to be hooked up with Stephen Tobolowsky on a computer date to get his office access card and his voice print and stuff and she gets stung. Except they make it look like she's not stung. And then, being a pro grifter, she goes "This is the last computer date I go on" and Ben Kingsley mafia-hacker goes…
The Price of Desire was the opening film of this year's Dublin International Film Festival. And it took every ounce of my strength not to walk out of this 'gala event'. I haven't been so angry at a film in a long time. I was actually sitting in the cinema, shaking with anger with how badly put-together the film was.
The director came out to introduce the film and she seemed less focused on talking about the film and more…