Re: The Boxer

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Posted by MMMMarcia on September 25, 1999 at 18:17:12:

In Reply to: The Boxer posted by Dana S. on September 25, 1999 at 18:03:58:

Dana (INNOCENTLY) asks:
: I watched The Boxer a couple if nights ago. This is the first time I have seen DDL in any other film. I thought he was great! The film itself was a little confusing to me, but the whole situation in Ireland has always been hard for me to sort out. DDL's character 'Danny' was very endearing, but I still like 'Nathaniel' more. Besides LOTM, does anyone have a favorite DDL film? Maybe watching a couple of them would help pass the time until the Director's cut is released.

hehehehe...YIPPEEE, Dana! I thought you'd never ask! As the resident DDL fan here on the board, I have MANY to suggest for you. My personal favorite (after LOTM) is Age of Innocence. I like Victorian period films (a la Merchant-Ivory) and this one is truly beautiful. Though Hawkeye will always be my ideal, I think DDL's acting is stronger in Age. And, of course, there's My Left Foot, for which he won the Academy Award. It's a remarkable story, though you won't believe how different he looks. As a matter of fact, he's known for being a real chameleon in his movies. Try The Crucible for a chilling dose of drama, or In The Name of the Father, for another tale of the troubles in Ireland. For a nice double dose of Daniel plus Mel Gibson at his prime, check out The Bounty. DDL's part is small, but very well done. And for a real shock, compare his Cecil Vyse in Room With a View to his portrayal of grown daughter STILL swears it's not the same actor.

If you are infinitely patient, you could also rent The Incredible Lightness of Being, but as I have often said on this board, my husband and I call it The Incredible Longness of Movie. It was highly acclaimed, but for me, even enjoying Daniel as much as I do, it went on and on and on.

There...that should get you started. Can't wait to see what you think of some of them. (I loved The Boxer, BTW, though I've yet to figure out that haircut!)


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