Saturday, April 09, 2011
Viewed this following an article by David Thomson in the NYRB. I'm fairly certain that the Red Riding Trilogy is not, as Thomson asserts, "better than The Godfather," but it is really engaging television, as good as Twin Peaks or Prime Suspect.
The story comes from David Peace's Quartet of Red Riding novels, which were apparently written to stitch together imginatively several actual police crimes in Yorkshire.
Though these film are made-for-TV, they are not for the squeamish. I liked them enough that I might read the source material, which means I liked them a lot.