Wilde (1997)

In Amazing, film, LGTB, period drama, political, Recommendation, romantic on 02/07/2011 at 5:45 pm

There’s only one man in the world who should play Oscar Wilde ever and that’s Stephen Fry, and so he did. Then there’s Jude Law as Wilde’s young lover Bosie, and he plays the part so brilliantly. It wouldn’t surprise me if Jude got a bit of his inspiration from Brideshead Revisited’s Sebastian.

This beautiful two part film on the life on the celebrated and persecuted playwright, poet and novelist shows Oscar Wilde is such a great inspiration to so many artists around the world. I heard Stephen Fry, possibly his greatest admirer in history, say that Wilde’s legacy seems to accumulate with time. I believe that it would be a tremendously good thing if we remember and celebrate this passionate, witty, creative and free soul for at least a couple of hundred years to come. This film does his legacy justice in every way.


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