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The Company of Wolves (1985) Movie Information

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Neil Jordan


Sarah Patterson
Angela Lansbury
David Warner
Tusse Silberg
Micha Bergese
Stephen Rea





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In this horror tale and remake of he classic Little Red Riding Hood, a girl who is coming of age is told by her grandmother to be aware of men in the woods because they turn into wolves in more ways than one..

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Seemed to start off good but after awhile I just lost interest

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05/31/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The Company Of Wolves" by Yojimbo

An adolescent girl dreams of a fairytale world inhabited by werewolves in this Gothic horror reinterpretation of the Red Hiding Hood story by Neil Jordan. The Company Of Wolves is loaded with metaphors and sexual symbolism, featuring snakes, hedgehogs, girls climbing tall trees and pure whites tainted by blood reds at every turn. Visually it has been rather influential; Tim Burton is clearly a fan and Ridley Scott's Legend owes a great debt to Jordan's vision. Some of the effects have not dated so well but the elaborate studio bound sets still look good and there are striking images throughout. Unfortunately the plot is little more than a montage of stories within stories that lack any kind of narrative coherence which failed to engage me in any way beyond an intellectual level. An intere...

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09/14/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Company of Wolves

This movie is is full folklore about werewolves, or, rather, their sexual connotation.

Grandmother Angela Lansbury tells her granddaughter (Sarah Patterson) Rosaleen strange, disturbing tales about innocent maidens falling in love with handsome, heavily eyebrowed strangers with a smouldering look in their eyes; and about disappearances of spouses on there wedding night when the moon is round & the wolves are howling in the woods;

Not forgeting about babies inside stork eggs, in a stork nest.

The story is loosely based on Little Red Ridinghood who meets a handsome he-wolf! with joined eyebrows.

All the stories are somehow are about loss of innocence, and fear of/hunger for (a newly acquired sense of) sexuality; their Freudian character is mirrored in their dreamlike state....

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