Comparing the 1943 Visconti and the 1946 Teganite

Davonte 2022-07-05 17:55:34

Some simple ideas.

Both are also adapted from James Caan's novel "The postman always rings twice" (The postman always rings twice), Visconti's version is obviously more "adapted", more authoritative, focusing on The lusts of the hero and heroine are intertwined; the Hollywood version is a bit like a "translation", which presents the entire novel in a blunt manner.

The beginning of the original book is actually very good. The hero is thrown from a van full of hay and is a wandering homeless person, but in the American version, this plot is not presented, but instead it is a car ride, which lacks strength. , and the performance behind Garfield is too facial paralysis (? Let me think of Kitano Takeshi why), I always have a hard time believing that these two characters are crazy in love.

Visconti has included a lot of real life scenes in Italy from the beginning, country bars, bicycles everywhere, town streets, long shots following sweaty people, sultry and restless. This film is also the beginning of Italian neorealism. The ending falls on Gino's face, his lover is gone, his own destiny is at an end, and he looks directly at the camera, despair oozing out of the screen.

Share a passage from the original book (I read the translated version, the original should be more beautiful):

That night, God kissed our forehead. He gave us both everything we could have, but we didn't have the material to have it all. We had all the love, but we couldn't take it anymore and fell apart. That love is like the engine of a big plane that takes you through the sky to the top of the mountain. But if you put that kind of love into a Ford, it'll shatter. That's what we are, two Fords, Frank. God is mocking us up there right now.

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