Morte a Venezia (1971)
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- Death in Venice
- 130 min.
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It's hard to judge him for being a creepy old man when that boy's hair is just so fabulous.
Well, I found this pretty captivating. Every shot feels like a painting, painstakingly composed and colored just for the audience. Some scenes, particularly the flashbacks, drag a bit. But I was still mesmerized by the protagonists search for beauty/love as the camera forces you to take this journey with him. Simultaneously enchanting and uncomfortable, both precise and vague, this film demands your attention.
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This movie ranks #27 in BFI Flare's The Best LGBTQ+ Films of All Time
This movie ranks #65 in Taschen's 100 All-Time Favorite Movies
This movie ranks #74 in FilmTV's The Best Italian Films
This movie ranks #129 in Amos Vogel's Film as a Subversive Art
This movie ranks #145 in Roy Menarini's Il Grande Cinema Italiano
This movie ranks #189 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
This movie ranks #201 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
This movie ranks #230 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
This movie ranks #276 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
This movie ranks #284 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
This movie ranks #599 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #727 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
This movie ranks #1157 in The Criterion Collection