In Napoleonic France Harvey Keitel keeps duelling Keith Carradine. Also starring Albert Finney, directed by Ridley Scott.
Well, this is one gorgeous looking film - almost like a series of paintings come to life, often shot at magic hour, and with a convincing recreation of the time period. The fencing looks very realistic, far from the clearly choreographed Errol Flynn type of fencing. Keitel is intense, as usual, and I've always found Carradine to be an underestimated actor. The film has a sort of impressionistic storytelling - short scenes with big gaps in between - and is less Hollywood than Scott's later films. Actually, I would say it's his best film.
That's my favourite Scott's movie too. BTW Do you seen "The Saragossa Manuscript"?ReplyDelete
No, haven't seen it. Checking it out on IMDB, it looks interesting.ReplyDelete
The greatest movie ever made! And I'm not joking.ReplyDelete
And try to find this picture: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053176/ReplyDelete
It is one of his best, but hard to compare wit Blade Runner or Alien. As an SF freak I tend to prefer those two. But it's better than anything he has done in this century that's for sure.ReplyDelete