Extra half star for Weaver’s performance of sexual desire. Holy shit that woman acted circles around everyone else in this film.
“Is it in focus? Because if it’s in focus it’s pornography, if it’s out of focus it’s art.”
The structure of this film influenced THE OFFICIAL STORY, I think, in the open commentary on and criticism of the melodrama genre in terms of depicting social movements and repression, while telling a melodrama to depict very serious stories about social movements and repression. Metadrama? No I promise I won’t do that.
Both films are also pretty serious condemnations of Western foreign policy, while this movie has the added angle of criticizing Western journalism and media and their complicity in ideological…