A beautiful young man with strawberry blonde locks runs pell-mell through a majestic field of sunflowers as if in flight and very well he might.
Critics are seeing an allusion between Van Gogh's Sunflower paintings and the later self inflicted loss of his own ear as in the future, we'll see the young man also lose an ear as he is John Paul Getty III, grandson of the Getty billionaire and victim of a messed up kidnapping in 1973 which I can still remember snippets about from the news of the time.
Trust is a 10 part series with the first episode last night on BBC2 and Danny Boyle directing. I thought it dazzled and astounded, there was so much utter craziness and taut as a wire drama going on chez Getty Senior the oil baron's English Tudor mansion. I could hardly take my eyes off the screen.
Donald Sutherland as Getty was terrifyingly superb.
..and why not?
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