Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
I thought that the look of this film was very cool, and that the use of lighting and colors made it look like an Italian painting from that time period. I'm guessing it was the director's intent to make the film look like a Caravaggio painting. Since the only Caravaggio paintings I've seen are in this film, I can't really say if that is the case or not.
My one major criticism about this movie is that I don't think it spent enough time on the relationships between Caravaggio and Sean Bean as well as Caravaggio and Lena. At the end when he is extremely upset about her death, and when Sean Bean's character reveals that he killed her in the name of love, both events seem out of nowhere. Up until that moment, I didn't think that Sean Bean's character even cared about Caravaggio. I thought that he was just pretending to be interested to make Lena jealous. I also want to mention how damn good looking Sean Bean is in this movie. Every time he was on screen I couldn't take my eyes off of him.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
There were some great scenes, like when Oskar hides under the bleachers during a Nazi rally and bangs on his drum so that the Nazi drummers get off beat and messes up all of the musicians. There was also really disturbing scenes, like when a fisherman reels in a horse's head and we see a bunch of eels slither out of it. GROSS! Then Oskar's father (?) takes some home and cooks them for dinner. One thing I couldn't really figure out was whether or not Oskar's mother's husband knew about her and her cousin's (who was mostly like Oskar's real father) affair. At the beginning I was sure that he knew about them, but by the end I couldn't tell.