Good movies, eh? Venue-wise, I've not been to the cinema itself in ages. I check out films on video-tape from the local library; and once in a great while I'll rent a film that's not yet reached the library system (such as Dancer in the Dark
I just finished viewing a film titled The Night Heaven Fell
, directed by Roger Vadim and produced in 1958. The actors included Brigitte Bardot and Stephen Boyd. It was a very dramatic film, wherein Bardot falls in love with Boyd. He's not an exemplary citizen, so she's destined to experience a lot of trauma.
Many of you no doubt know Bardot has been an avid supporter of animal rights all her life; and in this film there's a telling scene: Whilst holed up in a rocky fastness to avoid detection by police, Boyd decides to kill a little pig (which has been accompanying them) for food. Well, Bardot will have none of that; and she procedes to fight
Boyd, becoming injured in the process but nevertheless dissuading Boyd from harming the pig. In defense of the pig she cries, "He is our little friend and I love him!"
Well, in the European cinematic tradition of that era, a main character has to die at the end; and in this case it's Bardot, accidentally shot by police aiming at Boyd. It's a good film with lots of passion from Bardot, who was a better actor than film critics were willing to admit!