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The Quiller Memorandum - Blu-ray Review

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by t1g3r5fan, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. t1g3r5fan

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    Thanks for the review. It seems this is better than the sub-par U. K. disc so I'll be upgrading. I like Senta Berger in this more than in any other film.
     
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    Great review. I haven't yet upgraded to the Blu, so this is a nice reminder.

    While it's true the original source novel of QUILLER is in the serious John Le Carre mode, the script was written by Harold Pinter, and is in many sequences studded with a wry, ironic humor. The apparent soberness of the film's style helps to bring out the humor of the film's script.

    For instance, George Sanders and Robert Helpmann play two upper level bureaucrats who are discussing the ins and outs of the plot at the former's posh club.

    Sanders: "How is the duck?"
    Helpmann: Very good."
    Sanders: Yes. They do that well here."
    Helpmann: "What's that?"
    Sanders: "Duck."

    There's also a very funny scene where Alec Guinness is attempting to demonstrate the precariousness of George Segal's position by using the raisins from a pastry, which he then proceeds to eat.
     

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