Monday, January 21, 2008
People who talk in cinemas should, of course, be dragged out, tortured, shot and tossed in the nearest quarry. However, my protocol problem is this - is this course of action permissible for people who talk during the trailers and ads? My own feeling is that it is, but I would hate to find myself guilty of a faux-pas. Meanwhile, I found Lust, Caution tolerable primarily because Tony Leung would make a hedge fund's Christmas party tolerable. Ang Lee is all very well but he is, ultimately, superior white bread. However, in the Hong Kong scenes, an English taxi is seen twice. Nothing wrong with that except for the fact that it was an Austin FX4, which, as any fule no, did not come into service until 1958. The film is set in the war. This does not look remotely like any forties car - the Coke bottle style is something of a giveaway. Is this the worst props failure in any major movie?
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 9:13 pm