06 June 2012

By the Pricking of my Thumbs

While behind the scenes issues made this 1983 adaptation of Something Wicked This Way Comes a little uneven -Bradbury's script got an uncredited rewrite among many other problems- this scene is creepy, well performed and is layered with lyrical dialogue and metaphorical prose about how misguided our notions on about growing old. And how some people, supernatural or just our own minds, can ruin us.

Rest in Peace Ray Bradbury. You'll live forever, just as foretold. 

As always, Jason Robarbs is great and Jonathan Pryce is perfectly cast as one of the Autumn People.

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