Wednesday, 9 March 2011

A-Z #51: The Constant Gardener

You can pick up hundreds of DVD's for a round-pound each - it doesn't matter. Its never about quantity, its about quality. A-Z is my way of going through my collection, from A-Z, and understanding why I own the films ... or you can tell me why I should sell 'em

#51 - The Constant Gardener 

Why did I buy it?

I didn't. It was a present. Thanking You Rachel and Richard. Following City of God, an incredible Brazilian film which we shall get ... woah ... I just realised that I don't own City of God. Shit. I must buy that. I know I bought it at some point. Methinks it is one of many films that I lent out and it was never returned. Damn. Nevertheless, it is based on a John Le Carre novel and was a huge part of the Academy Awards season for 2005.

Why do I still own it?

I have only watched it once and we can categorise this film in the 'can't-remember-much-about-it' category. I remember thinking it was good enough to keep - and I loved the cast: Rachel Weisz and Ralph Fiennes amongst others. But I really cannot remember enough to give it a fair analysis. Now this is where these posts justifying my collection really come into play -  if I cannot remember enough to state whether it is good or bad and it has not passed into the film-history-vocab I think the only thing I have is a film worth a re-evaluation. And that, in itself, is why I have kept the film.

Am I holding out to spend 2-hours to simply decide that it is not worth keeping?
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  1. Still need to watch this one, though it's on my "must watch in 2011" list, so I'll get to it one of these days...

  2. Well, when you watch it - remind me how good or bad it is, because i can't remember if I should care or not.

  3. Woah! I meant about the film - should I care about the film or not? I care about your comment dearly mr Cabin!


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