author and critic
|The Tragedy of Macbeth
|Lee Isaac Chung
|The Third Man
|Sergei M. Eisenstein
Archetypal drama deriving from the conflicting pressures of love and morality.
The Tragedy of Macbeth
In my view the most intelligent and insightful film version of a Shakespearean play.
Intricately constructed version of lives in a small village viewed against the sense of a wider background.
Irresistible study of lives involved in the Country and Western world, with huge, sharply distinguished cast and great music.
Riveting and heartfelt account of the lives of a Korean family that moves to Arkansas. Perfectly cast and acted.
Wonderful sense of a family making a life in the face of many difficulties
Brilliant adaptation of James Hilton's famous novel. Cleverly constructed and very moving as acted by a fine cast.
In my view, the greatest western ever, with moments of stunning visual and emotional power.
The Third Man
Unforgettable beginning – and ending – and utterly engrossing in between. Superb black-and-white cinematography and irresistible musical score.
Crucial item in the history of film, with a dazzling melding of mise en scène and editing.
Sorry not to have time for further comments on the films, but am under pressure at the moment from other writing projects.