Four Weddings and
a Funeral Links
Kristin Scott Thomas Appreciation
Hannah plays: Matthew, one of Charles' gang of friends
Summary: Hugh Grant
plays Charles, a "serial monogamist" who meets an American, Carrie (Andie
MacDowell), at the wedding of their mutual friends. The movie follows
Charles' and his friends' attempts, at various social gatherings, to find
love and settle down.
Charles' gang of friends, Tom (James Fleet), Fiona (Kristin Scott Thomas),
David (David Bower), Scarlett (Charlotte Coleman), Matthew (John Hannah),
and Gareth (Simon Callow), were the best part of the movie, and I personally
liked them better than either of the main characters.
One of the most memorable
parts of the movie was Matthew's reading of "Funeral Blues" by W.H. Auden,
which is also included on the movie's soundtrack
all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
the pianos and with muffled drum
out the coffin, let the mourners come.
aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
on the sky the message He Is Dead.
crepe bows round the white necks of public doves,
the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.
was my North, my South, my East and West.
working week and my Sunday rest,
noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
thought that love would last forever; I was wrong.
stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
up the moon and dismantle the sun;
away the ocean and sweep up the wood;
nothing now can ever come to any good.
W. H. Auden
Four Weddings and a Funeral
News: It was voted #23 in the British Film Institute's Top
100 British Films of the Century.