Enjoyed this movie!
Review This reviewer said pretty much what I thought.
Though the filmmakers present ample evidence of Viv’s antisocial behavior — at one point she pulls a rubber knife on Virginia Woolf in order to steal her taxi — they never really manage to get into Tom’s mind to the extent that his motives become clear. “Tom & Viv” is a handsome, literate film in the Merchant-Ivory mode, but there’s a hole right at the center of it — right where the poet himself should be.
What pattern connects the crab to the lobster and the orchid to the primrose and all the four of them to me? And me to you? ”
Listened to a wonderful podcast http://www.futureprimitive.org/2011/04/nora-bateson-the-pattern-that-connects/ today Nora Bateson about her movie http://www.anecologyofmind.com/index.html
I liked it. It is a Broadway musical. More like Phantom of the Opera than 8 1/2 (I imagine – though I saw it I can’t recall anything but rambling B&W). I’d like to have seen more in Fellini style, or something… I sensed an incongruence. Maybe Hollywood is not the right form for an Italian movie.
Saw this a few days ago.