Just watched "Ghost Story". Absolutely awful as a film - it was all over the place and the most un-scary thing I've ever seen. Basically they put a doll in a lot of different places, and hold it to make it look like it's pulling back a curtain or opening a suitcase. Yawn.
However - was very interesting to see Viv Mackerrell in action. Got to see him nearly naked (not, however, in a corner) and hear what his voice sounded like. He reminded me a lot of Thomas Jane in "Original Sin", actually. Lovely to look at and listen to.
The beginning rather reminded me of W&I... three, instead of two, blokes going off for a weekend in the country at someone else's house, finding it all ramshackle and rundown, and being miserable for a few days together. All it was missing was the absolute magic that is Bruce Robinson's script and direction, and the casting guru Mary Selway. In other words, everything.
But I bought it to experience Vivian, and he did not disappoint.
Actually, the second disc of "extras" was pretty cool. Lots of weird 60's short films, and an amusingly detailed "behind the scenes" extra on the making of "Ghost Story"... it almost made me feel bad, the way they were going on and on about it like it was the best film ever made, telling all these little details about stuff that happened during filming. How Marianne Faithfull was off her head on drugs the entire shoot, how this one and that one had the stomach flu because they were shooting in India, how one actor couldn't drive the car properly because it was "double clutched", how the inmates of the asylum were actually a bunch of hippies from a nearby commune (absolutely no surprise there - they looked like exactly that). Come to think of it, watching the behind the scenes bit was more entertaining than the film itself.