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The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice

Orson Welles United States, 1951

Marco Bevilacqua's rating of the film Othello

I don't like Welles's interpretation in this film. It is a "theatrical" representation more than a tragedy shown in cinenemategraphical language, seems fake and in a closed environment. There is a beautiful use of images in almost the movie, some of real impact, and they represent a vehicle for the storytelling. But none of these beautiful images are original if we bear in mind the first historical/epic movies.