Monday, 12 September 2011

Charly dies

It's a rare thing that a science fiction film gets lauded for the acting and the idea that a sci fi movie could win a best acting oscar might seem pie in the sky until you consider Charly, for which Cliff Robertson won a best actor oscar.

Based on the heartbreaking book Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes it tells of a mentally challenged man who is given a whole new life when an experimental drug enhances his intelligence. When the effect isn't permanent...

Cliff Robertson deserved his oscar without doubt because it's a very fine performance indeed and we receive the news of his death sadly, not least because he showed that science fiction can mean real quality performances.

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