Thursday, April 7, 2011

Salvatore Giuliano (1961)

Notes: 4/7/11
The opening examination of Giuliano's body is memorable.
Hard to follow. It seems to jump back and forth in time.
I'm probably just an idiot, but I'm not sure what's going on.
The shrieking mother of the dead soldier is annoying!
The music is moody and strange.
Would probably be more enjoyable if I knew the history and understood the politics.

Review: C+
Italian docu-drama about the real-life murder of criminal Salvatore Giuliano and the specifics surrounding who killed him and why. Told mainly in flashbacks, the film requires the full attention of the viewer, as well as some grasp on the history and politics involved. Could have been more effective with a stronger narrative device and, perhaps, some narration.

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