Franz Kafka , American gangster films, and Samuel Beckett. There is always mischief lurking in the darkest corners. The world of The Caretaker is a bleak one, its characters damaged and lonely.
But they are all going to survive. And in their dance to that end they show a frenetic vitality and a wry sense of the ridiculous that balance heartache and laughter.
Funny, but not too funny. As Pinter wrote, back in Beyond that point, it ceases to be funny, and it is because of that point that I wrote it.
One set the two couples seated at Table One consists of brothers Lambert and Matt and their wives, Prue and Julie, who are sisters; the second set of diners the couple seated at Table Two consists of a banker and his young wife, Suki, who comically turns out to have had an affair with Lambert when she was 18 Billington Lambert and Matt reveal themselves to be rather uncouth bullies " Teddy boys ", according to some London reviews —.
He switches it on. I said no calls! He switches it off. Keeping the peace Strategy consultant could be a euphemistic catchall for warmonger, manager of terrorism , purveyor of counter-terrorism , or orderer of covert operations.
As the banker Russell interprets their explanation, peaceful strategy consultants seems vaguely menacing: We need more like you" This speech stressing "force" in the repetitions of Enforcing occurs after Russell has already revealed his own ilk:.
I feel something quite different, I have a sense of equilibrium, of harmony, I love my fellow diners. Now this is very unusual for me.
How do you explain it? Lambert and Matt are distantly reminiscent of Gus and Ben from The Dumb Waiter ; but distinctly less polite while living much higher on the hog.
One imagines such characters "strategically" plotting the "peaceful" rendition of others without any qualms while sipping Perrier and simultaneously planning their next wedding-anniversary dinner celebration perhaps with a different set of wives on their mobiles.
As the Waiter says in his apparently penultimate "interjection", in which one might detect intimations of mortality:.
My grandfather got out of it. He got that absolutely right. Pinter mocks mobile phones comically in an ostensibly-trivial wireless conversation, while still suggesting a residual bit of menace in the unsaid, developed as his last revue sketch Apart From That Two people on mobile phones.
But apart from that? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bibliography for Harold Pinter. Faber and Faber , Faber and Faber, Nick Hern Books , Roundabout Theatre Company, Fall Critical Strategies and the Plays of Harold Pinter.
Duke UP , In The Essential Pinter. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Written by Brian W. With John Hughes writing the script for yet another family movie, I expected something stupid.
Actually, it was much better than I expected. Mason Gamble and Walter Matthau are excellent in their roles, and John Hughes wrote their characters both true to the comic and believable in live action.
There are a number of heartwarming and touching scenes as well. Two things severely hurt this movie, however: Not only am I tired of this, but seeing them applied to an elderly man make them very disturbing.
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