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Firth and O'Toole Are Worthy Adversaries, February 5, 2001

Wings of Fame VHS Wings of Fame VHS available on November 09 2014 from Amazon for 9.99
I'm a huge Colin Firth fan and love Peter O'Toole as well. This film has a really original idea. Firth and O'Toole are both sent to a hotel in a place in the After Life that looks like the Riviera. You are allowed to stay there as long as you remain famous back on earth. Firth is famous for murdering O'Toole and O'Toole is exactly what he is in real life: a famous actor. There are no other souls who can check into this hotel besides the famous. The joke, of course, becomes that what do all of these self-centered, self-obsessed people do when there is no one else around to prop them up? There are no hangers-on or spouses in this place! You see a little bit of everyone here: artists, inventors, musicians, poets, shrinks and even Nazis from the past. It is really funny to see them deal with losing their fame. I really enjoyed the film and the writer certainly had an excellent sense of the surreal and absurd. My one complaint is that it is basically a one note, one joke movie and...

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I'm a huge Colin Firth fan and love Peter O'Toole as well. This film has a really original idea. Firth and O'Toole are both sent to a hotel in a place in the After Life that looks like the Riviera. You are allowed to stay there as long as you remain famous back on earth. Firth is famous for murdering O'Toole and O'Toole is exactly what he is in real life: a famous actor. There are no other souls who can check into this hotel besides the famous. The joke, of course, becomes that what do all of these self-centered, self-obsessed people do when there is no one else around to prop them up? There are no hangers-on or spouses in this place! You see a little bit of everyone here: artists, inventors, musicians, poets, shrinks and even Nazis from the past. It is really funny to see them deal with losing their fame. I really enjoyed the film and the writer certainly had an excellent sense of the surreal and absurd. My one complaint is that it is basically a one note, one joke movie and...
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When I first watched it, back in 1990, this movie has amazed me by its grotesque, irony and sarcasm. Peter O'Toole's answer on the question what he thinks about the British cinema is priceless. I won't give away the answer, you should watch the movie. This little masterpiece instantly became my favorite movie ever. It is the one of those films you need to watch more than 1 time because every time you will definitely find something new in it. "Wings of Fame" is an absolute must-have for every O'Toole fan. It is an exceptional work and is definitely worth of a DVD treatment. Hopefully, Paramount will release it one day with some nice bonus features, and when it happens I will be the first on the line to buy it.
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