February 5, 2007

Underrated Movie of the Week



Titus, 1999, dir. Julie Taymor, starring Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Alan Cumming, Harry Lennix, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Colm Feore, Matthew Rhys, Angus Macfadyen, Constantine Gregory, Laura Fraser & Osheen Jones

3 comments:

Ali said...

I adore this movie and the source material (one of Shakespeare's best, IMO.) This should have swept the Oscars' technical prizes (it got one nod for Canonero's Costuming I believe.)

I hate that closing shot though; I don't know what kind of statement Taymor is making, but it still plays as ill-conceived.

PoliVamp said...

Love the movie and the script, not sure how I feel about it awards-wise though. Certainly good work by Hopkins, Lange, and Rhys-Davies.

Great, now i want to go rewatch it.

Kamikaze Camel said...

Well, I'm with Ali. It definitely should have at least been nominated for Art Direction and MakeUp alongside it's Costume nomination.