From the very opening shot -- of a young girl picking mushrooms and humming idly on a forest path, as canons boom in the distance -- we know we're in the hands of a master filmmaker. This is Sofia's best film since "Lost in Translation." Kidman, Dunst and Farrell also give their most deliberate and thoughtful performances in years. Cannes' Prix de la mise en scène was well deserved.
After watching this movie honestly, I still prefer the 1971 version. Although, there are some things that I loved from this version. THE BEGUILED still offered the same topic/storytelling like the previous version. The difference is just in the presentation. If the Don Siegel's version give a bleak, yet nightmarish presentation. Sofia Coppola's version is more beautifully made and artistic. Loved the cinematography!
A gracefully scenic, slightly moist Southern Gothic. A little Flannery O'Connor, a little Picnic at Hanging Rock. Sofia Coppola's direction is concise and curious, a prim exercise in spookiness. How are there two movies in 2017 with poisonous mushrooms as a plot device??
"De ce noi suntem atrase în mod irezistibil de bărbat care ne rănește și zdrobește?" Pe bază acestei întrebare a femeilor, "The Beguiled" descrie seducție și dominație de către masculinitate respingătoare și eliberare din asta. Dar lipsește impact în comparație cu original al lui Don Siegel. //“なぜ私たちは、自分を傷つけ踏みにじる男というものに抗いがたく心惹かれてしまうのか？”という女性たちの懊悩を軸に、有害な男性性による誘惑と支配、そしてそこからの脱却を描いた作品、だがドン・シーゲルのオリジナルに比べインパクトに欠けている。
hmmm....never really felt fully engaged. I think agree with what most viewers are saying in respect to the fact that this would have been a significantly better film if Coppola rode the wave of sexual tension just a bit harder. interesting how these group of women use this mostly innocent man as a weapon against each other, each wanting him for her own until none can have him and they can finally agree on killing him
This movie gets a great big shrug from me. Looked beautiful but falters in light of the superior original which no one was clamoring for a sequel for btw. Do you Sofia I still love your aesthetic but I wanted this to go farther..it seemed more restrained than the original in a lot of ways. Might have been better if I’d went in cold not having seen the original.