Why is this message board so unoccupied?
This film is a terrifying masterpiece. It may be unblinkingly harsh, but it deserves more love.
I made the mistake of watching it when I was bone-tired last weekend. I awoke in terror as Gloucester's eyes were put out. Eee.
Been listening to the most recent audio recording of the late Paul Scofield's Lear lately (the one with Branagh as the Fool), and it's well worth checking out as well. Just the way he exclaims, "Reason not the neeeeeeeeeeed!" is enough to drop my jaw.