Tuesday, 11 October 2011

A-Z #97: The Ice Storm

You can pick up hundreds of DVDs for a round-pound each - it doesn't matter. It's never about quantity, it's 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

#97 - The Ice Storm

Why did I buy it?

For The Film Locker with Ryan. I had never seent he film and I had heard through the grapevine that this was one of Ang Lee's best and I couldn't ignore it, could I?
Why do I still own it?

After only one watch, I knew it was one to go back to. The depth of interest about family and the range of challenges people have which, on the one hand, are explored - but each character is unaware about the other, creates this brilliant balancing act that clearly shows the complexity of family life. I'm from a family of six children - making a total of eight people in the family household. This film highlighted how I shouldn't take advantage of these incredibly close and important relationships.

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  1. I've yet to see this myself. I'll give it a look now.

  2. It's great! You won't regret it - one of those films that are vastly underappreciated!

  3. Ang Lee's masterpiece and no, I haven't seen Brokeback Mountain yet.

  4. It is pretty incredible! CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON though?


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