Sliding Doors

Enjoyed watching the film Sliding Doors tonight. Gwyneth Paltow was certainly more believable as a London based PR woman than might have been expected. It strikes me that the film is a post-modern take on the whole Jekyll and Hyde thing, except that instead of seeing a character change (or a double character develop as in the Memoirs and Confessions of the Justified Sinner), in the film the character stays the same whilst there are double versions of everything else. Very clever.

It made me remember the book club evening on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in which just about everyone there (mostly women) said that they had known people who were exactly like the Jekyll/Hyde figure. Life is very odd for most of us, it seems to me.

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