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  1. Teona Gal's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    Missed potential of delicious nun passion ;( But technicolor, be my wife

  2. Domiziana's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    One of the most powerful and visually stunning movies I have ever seen

  3. steeeeellaaaaa (Iulia N)'s rating of the film Black Narcissus

    4.5, fucking beautiful and chilling at the same time

  4. Aaron C Jones's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    I happen to be in an introductory literature course right now that deals closely with post-colonial literature, so this felt oddly on-theme for the reading I've been doing. While Black Narcissus the novel was written in 1939, this 1947 adaptation feels very much like a goodbye to the British Empire. A conciliation that maybe the British didn't understand the places they claimed as their own.

  5. Europudding's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    Whereas The Red Shoes charmed and moved me to tears, Black Narcissus was deeply unsettling. A great character study. Very passionate. The Himalayan setting also gave it an esoteric quality.

  6. Jenny Coldpussy's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    An unusual psycho-sexual drama involving repressed nuns and a Himalayan village clashing with modernity, produced with the visual archetypes and aesthetics of a classic Disney movie (fun fact: Michael Powell was a HUGE admirer of Walt Disney's work). The timing and acting are flawless. Just wonderful.

  7. Adam GR's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    'Black narcissus–that's what I'm going to call him...a fine black peacock.' The film's gracefulness and spookiness comes from the finite set design. The 'clear air,' the expansiveness, is knowingly deceptive. As our these habits. The sound design is notable, particularly in Kanchi's dance scene and Sr Clodagh's emerald dream. The past always lives. The Archers vibrantly crafted Godden's intriguingly stark story.

  8. The Tsundokuist's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    Nuns going mental halfway up the Himalayas shouldn’t be so absorbing but the oppulance and exoticism layered on this production totally make up for slightly melancholic and musty source material

  9. Mr. Gumby's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    Lust for Life, or: Sister Act, or: Those Nuns Must Be Crazy!

  10. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Black Narcissus

  11. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Black Narcissus

  12. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    Breathtaking cinematography highlight this fantastic movie about what happens to nuns in a remote area of the Himalayas and become sexually frustrated. Deborah Kerr and Kathleen Byron are too sexy to be nuns so it is no wonder it exist porn for this genre. Jean Simmons is even cuter as a Indian teenager, but male David Farrar is weak but somehow it gloriously show how desperate and sexually frustrated these nuns are.

  13. Aardsy's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    All movies should be in color.

  14. Bernardo Crastes's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    As Dean says, everything is exaggerated in that place, and he's not wrong. I think that stopped me from connecting to the characters or the situations. However, the story is compelling and interesting, and the tension between the characters (and between the characters and their surroundings) drives the movie well enough.

  15. Eric Eidelstein's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    A slant rhyme for y'all: Before the Pope was ever young There were a couple of horny nuns.

  16. Cependant's rating of the film Black Narcissus

  17. FISCHER's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    Splendide et magnifique mélodrame ! www.cinefiches.com

  18. Ashley Spendlove's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    Always feel divided about this one. Behind the cinematographic bravura is a rather creaky melodrama and some uncomfortable orientalist/colonial treatments that have not aged well. But what cinematography, what colours! The sensuality, sexuality, repression and madness are extraordinarily represented, and even if the whole doesn't work for me, it remains a unique visual and sensory experience.

  19. cansu m's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    women on the verge of breakdown omgggg

  20. cineholic's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    9.5/10. Though not all the cause-and-effect of the story makes sense to me--Sister Ruth's madness seems rather sudden--BLACK NARCISSUS is one of the most visually arresting films I have seen.

  21. JJJ's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    The visuals alone are worth 5 stars. It's absolutely Five stars for the visuals alone. Incredible that this was all accomplished on a set. One gets sucked into the beauty and strangeness of Mopu. The film combines the clean, precise, warm, and cinematic storytelling visuals of the Archers with an understated (until the final climax) sense of inner torment that I haven't seen in any of their other works.

  22. opandadodavid's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    "Black Narcissus" é como um adolescente de 15 anos que fuma o seu 1º cigarro: dá a 1ª passa e tosse, não habituado ao fumo que lhe invade o interior da boca, a découpage agridoce e planos aproximados das expressões hiperbólicas daqueles seres de branco não nos parecem fazer sentido. (continua no comentário)

  23. LauraPalmer's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    Rewatched and re-loved. Michael Powell: a genius.

  24. Nabil Hamzaki's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    "What would Christ have done?"

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