Stuart, a Life Backwards (2007)

In Amazing, BBC, biopic, film, Recommendation on 27/10/2012 at 2:38 pm

This is quite brilliant. Or actually Tom Hardy is quite brilliant as the very seriously fucked up Stuart Shorter.

Shorter is a very real extremely violent and traumatised homeless alcoholic from Cambridge, really: this BBC/HBO co-production is an adaptation of Stuart Shorter’s biography by Alexander Masters.

For the film, Masters has turned into Benedict Cumberbatch, who tries to figure out Stuart for the purpose of his book. They of course go through all sorts of personal processes, predictable but essential, and they do it it quite spectacularly. Then there’s the bits where you see Stuart’s life backwards, which still doesn’t explain his insanity, but is very impressive nonetheless.

I don’t think this needs much more explaining. Just watch it. Good film stamp.


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