Thursday, March 22, 2012

Gillo Pontecorvo: Burn!

Don't mind the absurdly terrible overdubbing at points: Gillo Pontecorvo's Queimada / Burn! (1969) is a rare masterpiece of socio-economic analysis in movies. It also sports one of Marlon Brando's great performances (eccentric mock British accent and all).  Though set in the Caribbean in the 1800s, Burn! as filmed was equally concerned with what was going on in the world of the late 1960s, and remains just as relevant in the 21st century. Theme music by Ennio Morricone.

Today's Rune: Journey.

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