The Souvenir (3)

Following a Comment on my blog from an old friend of Nick Coker, the model for Anthony in The Souvenir, that the film misrepresents him by focussing on his later, and indisputably tragic, later decline as a result of heroin addiction, I can only say that I did think that the film conveyed a lot of his mystery and roué charm, as well as subtly mythologising him in the role of Anthony; and that Joanna Hogg had made very strenuous efforts to make it as true to life as possible, within the conventions of dramatised fictionalisation, including his monogrammed velvet slippers.

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