I need yellow blue and green
Warmth and light and sound
But there's only white to be seen
And frozen silence all around
Last night "The Hours" was on BBC2. I couldn't resist watching it again, it's hard to find a movie where all leading characters are so shatteringly well played. I must say that I find Nicole Kidman's Virginia Woolf one of the best ever female performances in cinema. Ever. And Julianne Moore is nothing short of sublime in her portrayal of the sacrificial 1950's American housewife. As for Meryl Streep's Clarissa - Mrs. Dalloway - well... it always moves me to tears (as does Ed Harris's tragic Richard). That genius who goes by the name of Philip Glass further catapults these superb performances into even higher heights of effectiveness through an extraordinarily brilliant film score.
I always feel a relapse into my darker moods after "The Hours" however... The whole subject is too close for comfort and the mastery of its cinematographic mise en scène drives it like a spike into my soul.