Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Go Naked in the World (1961)

Notes: 1/19/11
Captures the moment when a man grows up and everything between him and his parents becomes awkward, but everything with his lover feels like the best thing ever.
Franciosa might be too old for this role?
The romance and family feuds didn't work so well, but Franciosa's reaction to the truth about Gina is pretty good. I think the story is better than the execution and that the acting is just adequate.

Review: C
Modern-day story of 'Camille' focuses more on the upscale family life of Anthony Franciosa, than the scandalous life of Gina Lollabrigida. The ages of the actors is a bit questionable, making one ponder others who might better serve these roles. Ernerst Borgnine is the most blustery as the Franciosa's difficult father. Unfortunately, Lollabrigida is rather dull and Franciosa only registers in scenes with his family. Colorful production is just alright, but might have been more interesting with a different cast.

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