A "comedy" that takes itself so seriously to the point that it becomes unintentionally depressing. It's like someone tried to write a realistic family drama film but failed drastically and because of this decided to write some tame jokes in between each scene and mindlessly label it as a comedy.
Going to put this simply.
It's a great film, well done and in its low run time very effective in delivering its message. But I think Kubrick gets way too much praise for this film, because to me, the most impressive aspects of the film is the story, dialogue and interesting morality questions, which we have the author of the novel which the film is based on, Humphrey Cobb. Kubrick visualizes the story well, but not in an awe-striking, impeccable…
The most brilliant and genius novel I've ever read adapted perfectly, not in a sense that it is as good as the novel, but in a sense that it couldn't have been done better.
A thrilling black comedy with humor that I find hilarious and phenomenal performances with masterful dialogue.
What could one want more than that?
The past two days have been wonderful. My first experience with Wong Kar-Wai was yesterday with In The Mood For love. It was an unique experience that I probably will remember far in the future. I have to say its title is very appropriate, not only because it's exactly what the character feel in the film but also put me in the mood for more love-story films and Wong Kar-Wai.
Now I've recently watched Chungking Express and to say the…