August 16th, 2008

somethings gotta give

Not sure if I should ask this....


I was wondering if anyone could help me out with this. I'm not even sure if this is the right place to ask this or not but here goes. I'm trying to think of the name of a movie I saw about ten years ago but still think of often. I believe it started with an R. It involves a man who had a disfigured face and was constantly concerned about how others thought of him because of that fact. He lived in a huge mansion and had this woman come live there like a nanny for him. He felt something for her but would continue treating her harshly because that was the only way he knew how to treat people. She eventually changed him and they fell in love. Towards the end of the movie he went into town and...I can't remember if he was beaten up or saved someone from being beat up. I know this all sounds weird but it's an incredibly good movie. If anyone can help me out I'd appreciate it. Thanks.


Review: The Company of Wolves (1984)

Summary: Rosalee dreams of her life as a girl living in a small village in the 18th century. Her grandmother tells her stories of werewolves and their interactions with humans. The story ends in a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood.

From the way the movie description was written I expected it to be a horror movie. However, it was more of a weird series of frame stories that had little point and were rather boring. I believe the movie may have had a freudian bent. There were clear sexual undertones to the movie.  The grandmother says in one part, "Men are nice until they have their way with you and then the beast comes out." I suspect that the movie may have influenced by a freudian analysis of the Grimm brothers' Little Red Riding Hood I once saw. I don't remember the name of the article or the person who wrote it. However, it said that Riding Hood being told by her mother not to talk to strangers was an indication that the girl's mother did not want to lose her virginity. But I would say the movie as a whole had little going for it. It was long-winded and seemed to have little, if any, point or real story line. There were a few gruesome scenes and a few places with some action sccenes, but not enough to save the movie. I give it a 2 out of 5.