USA 2002 (120′)- Dir.: Sam Mendes. With Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep, Claire Danes. Official site
The Hours was marketed as a film with fantastic women in it. And of course it has a wonderful ensemble of actors (male and female), my attention went entirely to who is such a pretty lady. Add to that the exquisite photography and the dreamy, yet adequate soundtrack by Philip Glass, and you get a gem of rare beauty.
I was always a little bit afraid of Virginia Woolfe’s work, but I will start reading one of her books very soon.
Many things have been said and written about this sophisticated film. But I have read nothing about the remarkable fact that Hollywood seems to be dominated by a Quality Maffia. I have the impression that today’s inventive and original American cinema turns around Steven Soderbergh. Time to rebaptise the into the Soderbergh game. I made it from Steven Soderbergh to Steven Soderbergh in 4 steps: Steven Soderbergh directed with George Clooney (step 1) who directed , which was written by Charlie Kauffmann (step 2) who also wrote , with Meryl Streep (step 3) who played in The Hours, which also starred Julianne Moore (step 4), who played in Far From Heaven which was executive-produced by… Steven Soderbergh.