In Defense Of: Green MansionsMany reviews of the Audrey Hepburn film "Green Mansions" have been negative.
I am here to offer an alternative point of view for this under appreciated film.
First of all I entirely agree with the notion that Anthony "Psycho" Perkins was a poor romantic leading role, not to mention a terrible dramatic actor. This is most obvious during the scene when he is bit by a coral snake and utters "I'm going to die!" in the most unconvincing manner I have ever seen. It almost comes off as parody or farce from the serious way he acts. Brian Wilson would have been better in this film even.
Now for the defense of Audrey Hepburn, I most certainly do not feel that she was miscast, her portrayal as a child of nature proto-hippie is charming. In real life she was a lover of nature and was later an avid gardener herself. I mean, come on, this is just more screen time for a star who was actually under cast in films, we have such precious little of her acting on film that any more we can have of her is a
The White Album:Psychedelic?"The White Album" is often cited as being The Beatles return to their roots, the dropping of their psychedelic trappings or artifice.
This is also said of The Rolling Stones "Beggars Banquet", yet I beg to differ.
First of all is the cover, or more like the lack of one. People feel that the stark blank image is one of coldness, of emptiness or death.
I personally do not see it that way. The album often makes me think of Spring, of white blossoms, the jungles of India, the snowcaps of the Himalayas.
Remember back to "Revolver", a cover in black and white, yet no less steeped in psychedelia, albeit indeed it is a collage.
If you hadn't seen the Beatles Fan Club Xmas flexi for 1968, you will see a white cover, yet many traced doodles/fractals upon it.
The album came very close to being called "A Doll's House" had it not been taken by another band.
The orginal album cover contained a painting by an artist called "Patrick", showing The Beatles (and Yoko!) in slightly cartoonish fashion.