Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Ryan's Daughter

Things I liked:

Beautiful landscapes and awesome on-location cinematography. (Getting over my knee-jerk aversion to pictorial beauty in cinema.)

A very small scale story, a village melodrama shot in a way which gives it an almost cosmic significance. Opening sequence in which Charles meets Rosy, we see them from way up above, almost like a God's POV.

Robert Mitchum playing against type.

Maurice Jarre's music jars a little (okay, may be more than that) but after 3 hours of constant humming it will get inside your soul. (Like Dr. Zhivago)
Ah, the blog still exists.