Un melodrama mítico sobre un condenado y una mujer de un inmenso vacío sentimental. Ambos serán complementos, parte de un vaticinio trágico. Lewin crea una historia evocativa, como si la realidad misma, al chocar con esa leyenda sobre un errante, también se hubiera contaminado de esa fantasía. Lo más provocativo del filme, sin embargo, es el efecto visual que le brinda a la imagen. Profundidad de campo, montaje.
Hypnotic, beautiful and strange. I don't know if I've ever seen the color blue used so startlingly and pervasive in Technicolor. Not perfect, but this fever dream of a movie benefits from its flaws, making everything seem like it's in a strange and unsettling trance. Some truly unforgettable imagery.
A finely crafted, fantasy-tinged romantic drama headlined by the star presence of Eva Gardner and James Mason, as well as the simply stunning Technicolor cinematography by the legendary Jack Cardiff. Really a kind of strange film for its era, with its unique combination of myth and melodrama, and undoubtedly a classic.
A deserted ship. Bullfighting by moonlight. A jazz band playing on a beach among ancient statues. The world land speed record. A poet committing suicide in a cafe. A mysterious painting. Truly dreamlike. I can't wait to see some more Lewin films. (Also it seems that fans of this movie might like Lawrence Durrell's book about Corfu, Prospero's Cell.)
I agree with Ally and Tobin. This seemed like it wanted to be an Archers film, particularly the mentioned Red Shoes (with the modern-day adaptation of folk lore, the Marius Goring cameo, and even Cardiff behind the camera), but it lacks the daring of that film, mistaking that movie's exaggerations as a flourishes to mimic (if more quietly) rather than expressions of inherent ideas. The BD is nice, but not pristine.