A classic from Britain's great film heritage
- So Long At The Fair review by MD
I have never recalled ever watching "So Long at the Fair" on television as I was growing up or indeed anytime afterwards.This was,quite frankly a surprise,but all the more pleasurable now having seen it,as it only confirmed my feelings about how good many films are from our cinematic past.Then it was all about story and character,backed by solid directing,cinematography and editing.
Made in 1950,"So Long at the Fair" has a basic narrative structure ,supported by the very best of Film craftsmanship.
Terence Fisher (later synonomous with the great Hammer Films) stages the action in his unique style and appreciation of the film frame.
True, the plot,does have one obvious hole in the middle,but in spite of this the combination of all the other top quality elements,plus the added bonus of two young British actors at the beginning of their careers,more than make up for this irregularity.
A classic British Film.An hour and a half well spent.
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