Tuesday, January 31, 2017

John Hurt

Last week, we were saddened to hear of the passing of John Hurt. As Nigel Andrews in the Financial Times wrote:
“A film blessed with his presence had at least one actor who looked as if he had been harrowed straight from Hell. Hurt could do you any suffering you wanted: noble, sardonic, wry, railing, comical, tragic. He hired out his gravelled drawl and lined and haggard features, like a weather map of ever-warring fronts. And he combined a thoroughbred theatre-trained eloquence with a film actor’s gift for mischievous miniaturism.” (Nigel Andrews, FT 1/28/2017)
Here is a sample of his films in our home use collection:

Alien - HU DVD 885
Dead Man - HU DVD 1429
The Elephant Man - HU DVD 1535
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - HU DVD 6041
The Lord Of The Rings (1978) - HU DVD 2972
Snowpiercer - HU DVD 11486
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - HU DVD 4317
V for Vendetta - HU DVD 5558
Watership Down - HU DVD 9336

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