Friday, February 19, 2016

The Edge of Love.

"The Edge of Love focuses on the relationships between Dylan Thomas (Matthew Rhys), his wife Caitlin MacNamara (Sienna Miller), Thomas's childhood friend Vera Phillips (Keira Knightley) and her soldier husband William Killick (Cillian Murphy). The film claims these two couples were entwined in a messy love quadrilateral.

In real life, Thomas served as best man to the Killicks, and Vera was close to Caitlin, but there is scant evidence for any affairs. There are hardly any mentions of either Vera or William in Thomas's collected letters, though he does occasionally call William "Captain Waistcoat" (owing to his dandyish dress sense), and at one point unkindly compares Phillips with "a pudding-faced blond sloth".

The Edge of Love is too soft on William Killick, too hard on Dylan Thomas, and fluffs poor old Vera Phillips and her third-century brasswork altogether."

- The Edge of Love - fashion inspiration - Kittenhood

- The Edge of Love [Music from the Motion Picture] - Angelo Badalamenti | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic

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