An archetypical serial-killer crime-movie, not only outstanding as a film-noir but also featuring a sizeable plot-thread about the chance provided by the case for a fight for power/control in the media
Sirk's follow-up to Written on the Wind, following pretty mich the same character-scheme (and acting players selection). Based on William Faulkner’s minor novel Pylon, it's about an air- race champion (flying around circuits tracked, indeed, by pylons). Sirk's directing is impressive, even flawless. The melodrama, if not flawed, let's say didn't particularly convince me. Its title maybe I could say it's flawed. I would replace tarnished by turmoiled (I just made up that word, I know!)
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Groovy (gnarly) days
Since the 2009 book by Pynchon is also a tribute to The Long Goodbye , I guess PTA could not believe his eyes seeing the chance, to metaphorically bow once more, through a film based on such a tribute, to his idol Robert Altman. In my view, it's like PTA satisfies an urge to leapfrog backwards over Boogie Nights times, with his last film's components (let's call that for example Joanna Newsom's voice-over, Katherine Waterston's bare (!)…
A film that begins as a story of a kind that's already been presented at the cinema, about a land expropriation case. But in the course of the film, something else gradually starts to show up about the characters (those who are enduring the expropriation): in particular, some events happen, but, deliberately, the director refrains from revealing them completely. A film with a substantial screenplay (which, as an added value, makes it a supremely accessible film, by far the most…