Tam Lin (1970)

I enjoyed Ava Gardner’s sense of age of Aquarius presence for the film. I would have appreciated seeing more films directed by Roddy McDowall. True works of art always have always been birthed from turmoil. The male leads were memorable (Ian McShane)….”You wasted my life….You won’t let me go…”. The movie helped me respect my middle-age and desire to have something more to life than impending old age and empty nest syndrome. I can’t wait to find a bright orange outfit like the one Ava wore in the opening scene. “Give him back…….” (so memorable). The character’s Scottish retreat appears to offer the viewer a permanent round of relaxation and welcome (along with a picnic basket of memorable one liners!) All the characters were interesting to watch unfold – male accountant; (my favorite was the fortune teller. The plot moves too quickly to convey very mature feelings in a immature world of valley of the doll babies. Tom makes the potentially fatal error of falling in love with the daughter of the local vicar – he should have stayed with Micky. This movie was not sluggish and uneventful; it gets better as it progresses into the story. I would recommend this film as a sleeper and a keeper! (smile)

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