Postcards From The Edge: Brits Abroad

 

With increased talk of possible foreign holidays as the summer ends and and autumn begins for my fellow UK citizens, I thought we’d take a look at Brits Abroad on film.  Their good experiences – but mainly bad…VERY bad…

 

Bitter Moon (1992)

Bitter Moon - Trailer

Bitter Moon is a 1992 Franco-British erotic romantic thriller film directed by Roman Polanski and starring Peter Coyote, Emmanuelle Seigner, Hugh Grant, and Kristin Scott Thomas. The film’s French title is Lunes de fiel (a pun on the French phrase “lune de miel”, meaning “honeymoon”.)

 

The Comfort of Strangers (1990)

The Comfort of Strangers 1990

The Comfort of Strangers is a 1990 Italian-British psychological drama film directed by Paul Schrader. The screenplay is by Harold Pinter, adapted from a short novel of the same name by Ian McEwan. The film stars Natasha Richardson, Christopher Walken, Rupert Everett and Helen Mirren.

 

 

The Magus (1968)

The Magus (1968) ORIGINAL TRAILER

 

Directed by Guy Green with Anthony Quinn, Michael Caine, Candice Bergen, and Anna Karina. A teacher on a Greek island becomes involved in bizarre mind-games with the island’s magus (magician) and a beautiful young woman.

 

 

Sam Mendes is producing a remake of John Fowles The Magus, famously a movie of which Woody Allen said in answer to the question
 
“What would you change if you had your life to live over?”
 
 “I would do everything exactly the same except I wouldn’t see The Magus.”
 
I used to holiday every year for over a decade on the Greek island of Spetses (where the novel is set under the name of Phraxos) and nearby Hydra. I’ve read The Magus a fair few times, it’s the kind of pretentious book you read and recommend to friends in your late teens and early twenties. Not bad though.
 

Don’t Look Now (1973)

DON'T LOOK NOW - Official Trailer - Starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie

 

A Passage to India (1984)

A Passage To India - Trailer

 

Sexy Beast (2000)

the brilliance of Ray Winstone and Ben Kingsley in Sexy Beast HD

 

 

On a lighter note:

 

A Good Year (2006)

 

A Room With A View (1986)

A Room With A View Trailer 1986

 

Where Angels Fear To Tread (1991)

Where Angels Fear To Tread 1991 Trailer HD

 

And… Carry On Abroad (1972)

Carry On Abroad - UK Trailer

 

EXTRA:

Americans abroad…(preview)

The Two Faces of January Official Trailer #1 (2014) - Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst Movie HD

The Ruins (1/8) Movie CLIP - Get It Off (2008) HD

 

Arnell Esq

Broadcast consultant - former Director/Creator of ITV3, ITV4 in the UK, producer/writer (most recently Bob Fosse for Sky Arts in May 2019, also Alex Cox, Sinatra), commentator for trades, broadsheets and magazines. Also occasional lecturer (University of Westminster, London). Content provider. Portrait courtesy of artist Darren Coffield. 'Non satis me tempo'

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