Sunday, October 23, 2011

My moviegoing: 2004

Gillo Pontecorvo's The Wide Blue Road (1957)
Austin Film Society's Italian Cinema 1948-1970 series
I prefer Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers and Burn! to the soggy melodrama of this film's narrative, but pleasures can be found in its striking use of color and light, the detailed visual storytelling of its dynamite fishing scenes, and Yves Montand's performance in the lead role.

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