4 Responses to “Alfie (1966)”

  1. says:

    Seems a bit trippy that this film got nominated for Best Picture, doesn’t it?

    I couldn’t agree with you more – while I do like the touch of darkness to it towards the end, this sucker is so immensely dated, and at times feels like someone is trying to do Austin Powers with a straight face.

    Great post – can’t wait to read what you think of Law’s version in comparison.

    (By the by, mentioned your blog in today’s installment of “Everybody’s talkin”)

    • Heather says:

      Halfway through I was certainly feeling a little confused, and even with the ending halfway saving the awful middle it still is a train wreck. How this was best picture quality is beyond me, even putting it in the context of the 60′s……..

      I’m a fan of Jude Law, so I wanted to see it just based on him being in it

      Thanks for the shout out. I felt like going a little Charlie Brown with the top ten and get all wishy washy. :)

  2. Castor says:

    Mad Hatter, you are everywhere I go! This movie sure did not age too well but I liked how Michael Caine’s initially unlikable character evolving and maturing. Excellent review.

    • Heather says:

      Thanks Caster!

      Michael Caine’s performance is really what made this movie interesting. Another actor and the darkness and evolution of his character could have felt pointless, but Caine made us care about him to some degree.

      It was really a strange movie overall, and even though I saw it a week ago I’m still terribly conflicted about my feelings of it.