The Caretaker (The Guest) (1963)
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Not as powerfully tense as the play, but still has a handful of real striking moments/monologues. All of the performances really carry the film, an adaptation that easily could have fallen into stagnation otherwise considering it all takes place in just one room. Roeg does a great job of making you feel like you need to duck your head just watching this film, it feels so cramped. Donald Pleasence and Alan Bates are the real standouts, Robert Shaw really delivers where it counts but I found him to be overall a bit spottier. All in all, one of the more effective stage to film adaptations.
A great example of character study. This film is an adaptation of the Harold Pinter play and focuses mainly on dialouge as the whole film basically takes place in one room. The three characters each show off great acting skills. If your into action this may not be for you but if you like great acting and monolouges then you be sure to enjoy The Caretaker.
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