Friday, April 30, 2010
3 out 5. I saw Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger's BLACK NARCISSUS the other night and the hero here, as with the film RED DESERT, is JACK CARDIFF's cinematography. So much so that the rest of the movie pales by comparison. The story is odd and interesting and some of the acting is pretty good. The directing and shot compositions were quite nice though. It's British so a lot rides on subtlety and melodrama. Unfortunately some of it was hard to agree with. This is one of those film school films that you should definitely watch. It's mildly entertaining, and the protagonist, Sister Rose has a moment that is really quite intriguing on the level of Medea.