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Issue: Summer 2007-8

Angel movie review

Life of Dreams

Angel begins with sweeping overture music, a snowy period setting, and a rosy-cheeked girl with her face pressed between the railings opening to Paradise.

In a Dickensian period environment, young Angel indulges herself in her dreams of literary fame, happily sharing her fantasies of a better reality with others, whether they like it or not.

I've written a novel. ... I'm going to be a famous writer.

Movie poster, Angel; Festivale film review

Movie poster, Angel; Festivale film review

Within the first ten minutes Angel's demanding posturing alienates the audience, and the whimsical opening music is succeeded by a script that sweeps while the story stumbles on.

Arrogant, humourless and mannered, Angel succeeds despite herself, and without the good wishes of the audience.

Hard work.

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by Ali Kayn
Due for Australian release 2007
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Title: Angel (2007)
Written by: Caytha Jentis
Directed by: Richard Schenkman
running time: 134 mins

The Players: Vanessa Williams, Kevin Daniels, Michael Boatman, Eartha Kitt

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