Love and Anarchy

Love and Anarchy ★★★★★

"I want to repeat my horror at these attempts that are both evil and stupid as they harm the cause that they should be helping. . . . But those assassins are also saints and heroes . . . and they will be celebrated when the brutal fact will be forgotten, and only the ideal that enlightened them and their martyrdom will be remembered."

Dazzling film. I should have started Wertmüller off with this. The score, the raw sexuality, the mirrors, the editing, Giannini's eyes... Proto-Taxi Driver (Marty and Schrader took it even further, sure, but you have to know Marty saw this, and the gun-drawing in the mirror scene is the spitting image).

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