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About the Film
I SAW THE LIGHT is the story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston), who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life. Also starring Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, Maddie Hasson and Wrenn Schmidt.
It was quite an effort to find this film in any of my local cinemas as it seems to be a limited release but I did find it and it was worth the search. All in all, it was a fantastic film and Hiddleston is simply superb as Williams. Capturing the mannerisms and vocal stylings of the young man himself, he portrayed a talented man tormented by the struggles of alcohol and broken relationships, perfectly. His voice, whilst softer and more mellow than Williams, is a sheer delight to listen to. His integral supporting cast are just as brilliant and provide an interesting element to his life story, however short it was. Williams' legacy is his music and his talents and less about his troubled personal life. Hiddleston brings all these elements to the table and his performance is a testament to how great Williams was and how he has influenced the genre of country music. A must-see film!
I saw this at the cinema- it was superb and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great music, great characters. Tom Hiddleston was excellent as Hank Williams. I really recommend this movie (and the soundtrack album too).
I saw the dark
Sadly not a patch on the original version. It came across as if there was nothing else but sadness in his life brought on by circumstances, a darker version of the original. I'm sure Hank Williams loved his music and performing, but this did not come across in the film. Would not bye the soundtrack and will play the old original on the good old turn table.
- Genre: Special Interest
- Released: 2016
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