October 14, 2013

Black Narcissus

Black Narcissus, 1947. A young nun leads a new convent in the Himalayas.

Written & directed by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, based on a book by Rumer Godden. Starring Deborah Kerr, Kathleen Byron & David Farrar.

Concept: 3/4 (Good)
Story: 3/4 (Good)
Characters: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Dialog: 4/4 (Great)
Pacing: 3/4 (Good)
Cinematography: 4/4 (Great)
Special effects/design: 4/4 (Great)
Acting: 4/4 (Great)
Music: 3/4 (Good)
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, 3/4). The last 30 or 40 minutes, when shit starts to go down, are great. The earlier parts of the movie suffer from an unsympathetic protagonist, leaving me a little Meh as far as story is concerned. Visually, though, it couldn't be better. Every single frame is immersive.
Objective Rating (Average): 3.3/4 (Very good)

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