John Hurt

Last week, we were saddened to hear of the passing of John Hurt. As Nigel Andrews in the Financial Times wrote: “A film blessed with his presence had at least one actor who looked as if he had been harrowed straight from Hell. Hurt could do you any suffering you wanted: noble, sardonic, wry, railing, … Continue reading “John Hurt”

Last week, we were saddened to hear of the passing of John Hurt. As Nigel Andrews in the Financial Times wrote:

“A film blessed with his presence had at least one actor who looked as if he had been harrowed straight from Hell. Hurt could do you any suffering you wanted: noble, sardonic, wry, railing, comical, tragic. He hired out his gravelled drawl and lined and haggard features, like a weather map of ever-warring fronts. And he combined a thoroughbred theatre-trained eloquence with a film actor’s gift for mischievous miniaturism.” (Nigel Andrews, FT 1/28/2017)

Here is a sample of his films in our home use collection:

Alien – HU DVD 885
Dead Man – HU DVD 1429
The Elephant Man – HU DVD 1535
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – HU DVD 6041
The Lord Of The Rings (1978) – HU DVD 2972
Snowpiercer – HU DVD 11486
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – HU DVD 4317
V for Vendetta – HU DVD 5558
Watership Down – HU DVD 9336