Sunday, January 19, 2014

A disappointing film

I went to see The Wolf of Wall Street yesterday.

It was a disappointing film, with two-dimensional characters and exaggerated scenes.

Occasionally there were striking images.  At one point a naked DiCaprio walks slowly, in a mann von hinten sequence, through the aftermath of an orgy that resembles the Death of Sardanapalus.  But mostly it was a bore, with no serious ideas.

I have no intention of going to see Twelve Years A Slave, the only other notable film at the local cinema.  It appears to be pornography masquerading as literary adaption (much like Tinto Brass's Caligula).  Politically correct pornography, but pornography nonetheless.

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