Rob Roy (1995) - with Ms. Jessica Lange, John Hurt

Neque femina amissa pudicitia, alia abnuerit
"Nor will a woman, her modesty being gone, refuse anything else"

Set in the Scottish highlands it is an interesting movie about a code of conduct, a code of honour that goes to regimentally  civilize a mindset that seeks a sense of order and predictability amidst much evil and wickedness that such nice folk (played by Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange in the plot of the movie) would have to confront and negotiate through as treacherous conditions would no doubt see them devoured by circumstances. All societies have come though something similar in the way of a period of having to calm the waters so that a real sense of goodness replaces the rules of engagement that are otherwise based on the morality of self interest and basic survival alone. nevertheless that is something and it certainly beats being altogether at the vagaries of a completely uncivilized setting where no sense of quid pro quo is recognized as intelligible by those on the stage.

It was heartbreaking to see Liam Neeson's character suffer as much as he does in this movie with what befalls his family in what is barbaric cruelty (He has a heavy burden that is cruelly and with obvious malice, inflicted upon him that is only cathartically set right after great turmoil). Oh well, all is well that ends well as they say. This is a movie for fans of Jessica Lange and for those that enjoy the banter of discourse of what is civil engagement in what Hobbes would refer to a "state of nature", nonetheless.

comments added subsequently:

Rob Roy has one of my most favourite actresses Jessica Lange (Beautifully appeared too in Tootsie especially in one particularly unforgettable scene we have posted at our http://10mostbeautifulwomen.com site.

Liam Neeson is a great mate to her in this movie as scripted and she could no no better perhaps in this regard. Glad to see these two together
on stage.

The other comment I have about this great movie is that
I was constantly impressed while viewing it over the years, with the tremendous unparalleled and even supreme beauty of the English language, as ostentatiously a bit perhaps, made full use of in this movie script which takes no second place to Jane Austen equally I might venture to add.

In regards to its rich vocabulary, its eloquent meanings and expressions, its range of synonyms and antonyms, its references alluded to or specifically evoked or mentioned, in all regards it remains the language of choice for those
seeking the greatest possible impact in what would be Christianly expression with greatest force of reason and merit fully impressed upon the recipient of the language, when carefully, skillfully, perhaps even, and most of all
with the appropriate engagement of a truest sense of idealism which the use of the English language imposes on its user by historical and widely understood and accepted practices as the truest user will always
seek to adhere to, once again in Christianly calling as it were. I do hope all of Europe - wherever our folks are on the planet, choose to adopt this greatest language as the primary language standard for all..

Michael Rizzo Chessman

michael@moviesbyrizzo.info


 


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