Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Wednesday, 29 April 2015
I'm always banging on about how 'A Canterbury Tale' by Powell and Pressburger is my all-time favourite film, so was given a box-set of everything they have ever done by a friend recently, and it included this one, which I had never even heard of, let alone seen.
It is possibly one of the worst and strangest films I have ever watched. All you really need to know is that it features a penniless Italian who arrives in Australia and gets himself a job with a bunch of builders, then ends up marrying the daughter of the local big building company, drinking a lot of beer on the way. That's it.
The disturbing thing about it is that I can detect the quirky influence by Powell on the actors in this 1966 film which have many similarities to the 1943 A Canterbury Tale ones, but in 1943 they are charming and in this one they are excruciatingly irritating.
I don't normally do film critiques (unlike some...) but I just want to know if any of you have ever seen it - especially Sarah Toa!