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Duncan Gray's rating of the film Fanny and Alexander (Theatrical Version)

With the memory of the full length TV version still ingrained in my head (even though I only saw it once, years ago), I was struck by how much more rushed the theatrical cut is: plot points are abrupt, soliloquies and dream sequences are gone, some characters are less nuanced, others seem to have all but disappeared. The story really needs 5 hours to stretch out and breathe. But even in half it's still a masterpiece.