Very good stuff. This movie is a lot more impressive when you consider when it came out (1934). Impressive camera angles, production design, and subject matter. I was actually very surprised with the subject matter. Really doesn’t seem like the kind of stuff that’d be allowed in a movie from 1934. I can see why Lars von Trier likes this filmmaker.
Well Done, Josef von Sternberg.
I hate to say it, but this film is most certainly an example of “overhype”. TO BE CLEAR, I AM NOT SAYING IT WAS BAD. It was great! But people are most definitely exaggerating. That’s definitely one of the biggest faults when it comes to the more Mainstream stuff.
Joaquin was easily the best part, that can pretty much be said without even watching the film, it’s insane how skinny he got. The score was also very good, perhaps…