82) Armond White Movie Review of the Terence Davies film The Long Day Closes -1993-
“Sentiment isn’t a shameful word, and if Terence Davies new movie, The Long Day Closes gets the…
wide audience it deserves, it might effectively reclaim that precious element from its abusers (such execrable films as Ghost, The Prince of Tides, Rain Man, Driving Miss Daisy, This Boy’s Life). Rather than patronize audiences by making them feel good about what they already know, Terence Davies reveals what viewers are not conscious of about their own memories and–most radically–about popular art…Both The Long Day Closes and Terence Davies’s 1989 Distant Voices, Still Lives–each film a chronolgy of his white English-working class family-are rich in sentiment, but being rigourously…”
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