Film - A Head Full of Honey.

Discussion in 'Books, film and music' started by Izzy, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

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  2. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

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    It does look very good. I may or may not go to see it. I'm undecided also.

    I have seen several movies about dementia. Iris with Judy Dench is the best, in my mind. The one I cordially disliked was The Notebook. The way Gena Rowlands' character switched back and forth from complete lucidity to total confusion just did not ring true. Gena Rowlands is a fine actress, but that script was a turgid, steaming mess.
     
  3. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

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    I also liked Iris @Canadian Joanne. To be honest it's the only one I've watched. I normally avoid films about dementia but having liked Iris Murdoch and liking Judi Dench I decided to get the DVD. I'm glad I did.

    I doubt if I'll go to see this new one.
     
  4. AliceA

    AliceA Registered User

    May 27, 2016
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    I made myself see Iris, I had neighbours who had dementia, it was so beautifully filmed. Very sensitive to the feeling of a husband having to deal with a once important author. A brilliant brain. I think student medics and social workers should see it.
     
  5. creativesarah

    creativesarah Registered User

    I love Still Alice.
     
  6. AliceA

    AliceA Registered User

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    I saw Iris, she had a brilliant brain yet succumbed. A salutary message that was needed. Living with it closely means we all have our own story, others are not always helpful. There are so many variants.
    Sharing on here is different they are not just a story but bring support to all our stories.
    I am concerned that sometimes a film can become rather sugar coated to sell seats.
    if so it will not help any of us.
     
  7. Palerider

    Palerider Registered User

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    I see your point @AliceA and it is a valid one, but film media does help raise awareness, even if it is sugar coated. It can be a powerful medium through which just letting others know this problem exists, conveys a message. Sometimes we have to sugar coat things to get people to swallow the point of the message, not everyone can deal with the real truth.
     
  8. AliceA

    AliceA Registered User

    May 27, 2016
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    You are right, a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.
    I like some of the books that show how others have coped, these can inspire.
    We are watching and listening to hang drums and gongs on Youtube.
    My husband is fascinated, at least it is restful!
    I hope all is well with your Mum.
     

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