Love the use of archival footage and non-narrative interludes to ground the story in its sensationalizing coverage; would seem pointless to make a film about the case 70 years on without creating such a collage of its reception and responses.
Perfect period piece!! Evocative, gentle fable of kind loners in a setting defined by violence, greed, & colonialism who are neither willing participants in this violence nor able to extricate themselves from it entirely. Reminded me a lot of Jarmusch’s Dead Man but much softer, which isn’t a value judgement—I think they’re both brilliant films.
Unbelievably I just saw this for the first time last night and I was extremely edible-high and said “maybe it’s the quarantine talking but Divine is looking kinda thick” and my girlfriend said “the gossamer thread separating you from gay men is that you think camp is sexy” and in my inebriated state I thought that was the most profound observation I had ever heard. This is the most deranged and intimate I’ve gotten—and hopefully will get—on this platform, sincerest apologies. Anyway. Bonkers flick, great fun.