Michael Radford

Il Postino

8.5
Kā jau tas bieži atgadās ar eiropiešu filmām, "Il postino" ir grūti klasificēt kā kādai konkrētai valstij piederīgu. Tās režisors ir Indijā dzimušais anglis Maikls Redfords, kurš pirms pāris gadiem sacēla zināmu furoru ar Šekspīra "Venēcijas tirgotāja" ekranizāciju (un kurš iepriekš bija zināms kā Orvela "1984" ekranizācijas režisors). IMDb kā tās pamatvalsti definē Franciju, no kuras ir galvenās lomas atveidotājs (pareizāk - vienas no galvenajām lomām) Filips Nuarē. Taču Nuarē balsi filmā nemaz dzirdēt nevar, viņu ir ierunājis itāļu aktieris, kaut gan Nuarē atveidotais Pablo Neruda pamatā bija spāņvalodīgs.
2007-05-11 00:00:00
film, 1994

The Merchant of Venice

7.0
Why do people still make new films after William Shakespeare`s plays? Maybe because they`re really good. Maybe not. I don`t know. I`m not a fan of good ol` William`s work. For instance I haven`t even read the play on the jew of Venice. This film has Al Pacino in the role of Sheilok, the jew. Who were the other actors I don`t remember. Some people claim this film to be antisemitic. I claim those people are out of their minds. Ok, they may go and crucify good ol` William Shakespeare, but it won`t change a lot. The film was done quite professionally, without having too much of political correctness and the wit of Shakespeare was still there. Probably I could have enjoyed it more were I a huge fan of classical literature. Yet since I`m not I can say that despite being a good costume film it wasn`t much more than that - a good cast + a good script don`t make a great movie. You need some magic in order to feel the touch of god in a piece of cinematography.
2005-10-12 00:00:00
film, 2004