Jean-Jacques Annaud

The Name of the Rose

5.5
Umberto Eco is a great living classic of Italian literature, and "Il nome de la rosa" is his most famous novel, although I still prefer "Focault`s Pendulum". Although this film is counted as a product of France it has lots of Hollywood stars in it - Sean Connery, F.Murray Abraham (Saglieri from "Amadeus"), Christian Slater (interviewer of the vampire) and even Ron Perlman (the One in City of lost children). As for the film itself - it`s a bit of dissapointment, showcasing the story, the detective part and not the philosphical/psychological aspect of Eco`s work. Of course, I know that it would take a much longer film to put everything "Il nome" has to offer but I expected the film to be somewhat better. And it isn`t particulary interesting to watch as well. I certainly wouldn`t say that it`s the wisest choice to watch this film instead of reading the book but in addition to the book it isn`t a bad film, if you aren`t looking for something to keep you awake.
2004-10-17 00:00:00
film, 1986

La Victoire en chantant

8
Šī filma, lai arī tā skaitās tapusi Ziloņkaula krastā, manās acīs vairāk būtu uzskatāma par Francijas kino produktu. Tiesa, Francijā tā par grāvēju nekļuva, toties daudziem par pārsteigumu tā kļuva par grāvēju ASV. Arī filmas režisors Žanžaks Ano vēlākos laikos savas filmas uzņēma ievērojamu starptautisku projektu ietvaros, zināmākās no viņa filmām ir The Name of the Rose (par kuru esmu uzrakstījis ļoti kritiski, lai gan tagad droši vien to novērtētu uz 7-8) un "Seven Years in Tibet" (kuru es pārsteidzošā kārtā neesmu redzējis). Taču šoreiz - par šo filmu "Melnie un baltie krāsās".
2011-01-04 20:54:34
film, 1976