A Perfect Murder

Name: A Perfect Murder
Year: 1998
Rating: R
Running Time (minutes): 107
Description: Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything, but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But she needs more than simply the role of dazzling accessory. Brilliant in her own right, she works at the U.N. and is involved with a struggling artist who fulfills her emotional needs. When her husband discovers her indiscretion, he sets out to commit the perfect murder and inherit her considerable trust fund in the bargain.
Stars: Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen
Genres: Crime, Thriller

What a great film this was. Michael Douglas really sounded young in this one, or maybe I just misremembered his voice, or it might just have been the PAL speed-up. Not sure whether I’m happy with how things ended, but I’ll learn to live with that.

The score will probably not work very well on album, but boy, did it work in the movie! I literally sat on the edge of my chair during every cue (and there were a lot of them).

The audio description was good, except for one thing: because the describer was eager to stress a switch of identity, I could already predict another plot point afterwards, but in her defence, there was nothing else she could have done during the description of that plot point. (If this sounds stupid, my apologies, but I’m not giving anything away, it’s too good to be spoiled.) Just don’t overdo the explanatory stuff, I suppose.


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