Gianni Di Venanzo) is still so ravishing that it might actually look nouveau to some burgeoning movie-makers, who, if we are lucky, will then try to reproduce some kind of equivalent in their own work.
Eddra Gale as Saraghina (below) and Claudia Cardinale (shown at bottom) as a vision in white and then black, more purely shown here, I suspect, than anywhere else in her long career. For that "harem" scene alone, the movie's a must.
The Artist, which won Best Picture last year, and Argo, which won this year. Both films had a lot going for them. But Best Picture? Really?
Cabaret, to the film Joanna, while looking back to great movie art like The Seventh Seal. And it's about that eternal subject: the man who refuses to grow up -- again both the great strength and the mild weakness of this don't-miss, one-of-a-kind film.
Corinth Films and running 138 minutes, opens theatrically here in New York City this Friday, March 22, at the Quad Cinema -- in a Restored, High Definition, Digital Cinema version that is said to look quite spectacular.