>While we loooved The Draughtman’s Contract back in our full-on film school days, we’ve been loathe for a current revisit, fearing it might not hold up to our one-time adulation.
Karina Longworth recently took the film on, however, providing commentary for Kevin Lee’s video essay series on the alleged “1,000 Greatest Movies of All Time”. Her findings? Before placing the film in context of other 1982 cultural phenomena, Duran Duran included, she laughingly pronounces the movie’s message as nothing much more than “well, people who wore corsets liked to fuck.”
We’ll have to take another look!