The Killing of Sister George
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A film ahead of its time in portraying life for lesbians in post-WWII and pre-Singing 60s England. Well-written, directed, and especially well-acted. Would we ever see such a great and compelling, emotional but intellectually sharp film that is absolutely owned by its all-female cast...today; in the 70s or 80s or 90s...in the future? No, not if people continue to ignore or undervalue this gem of a movie.
Worth owning as you will want to watch it more than once, as well as show it to or loan it to (you might never get it back!!!!) friends or family.
One has to sometime question the Acadamy Awards with the oversights they've made.
This is certainly one of them
The sexual orientation of the characters in this fine movie is largely irrelevant to the story. York's character is vulnerable and somewhat emotionally arrested. The only reason she is in a relationship with George at all is that she takes whatever abuse George dishes out. The appeal in this movie is not the titillation of the main characters' personal life, but how common this type of abusive relationship exists in today's society. This dysfunction can be found in husband/wife, parent/child, boss/employee, or in any of a variety of relationships. This is a movie about a dysfunctional relationship and the life crisis it produces in the people involved, ... who just happen to be in a same-sex relationship.
This is a morality play of what a life in crisis looks like and how not to resolve it. George's usual tactic had been to bully people to get her way. For apparently the first time in her life, throwing her weight around does not work, hence the drama in this film.
George meets her match.Read more ›
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I had read about the then controversial film as a teen, when I was too young to attend the theatrical release. I was amazed that it was available on disc all these decades later. Read morePublished 1 month ago by CHARLES CRANE
Imagine if there were a juicy drama about the personal lives of the actors of Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Seasons 1, 2, 3, & 4 "Killing Sr. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amaranth
This is a great movie, the acting is superb. I enjoyed every 2 hours and 25 minutes of it. I could watch and listen to Susannah York, like forever... I simply adore her. Read morePublished on April 15, 2014 by Just Me
Very good movie. Of course it reads like a play from which it was developed into a film. Fab acting and cool story.Published on December 14, 2013 by Kya
This movie was one of the first to portray,openly, lesbian romantic relationships. It's very well done and tastefully presented. Read morePublished on September 11, 2013 by DP
This film is a classic of the 60's. Up until I received this brand new DVD all I had was a tired old VHS copy. Read morePublished on February 16, 2013 by Robert Ross
An odd film, with a strong history, soon to be on the stage again, with Kathleen Turner. The stage version will begin at Long Wharf, New Haven, CT.Published on July 15, 2012 by Uncle Bruce