This week's 'Best Shot
' film Zorba the Greek
(1964) was a first-time watch for yours truly. Oscar chose it for us since it won Walter Lassally
's the Best Cinematography (Black and White
) statue in the year we happen to be celebrating this month. At one point in the picture Zorba (Anthony Quinn
and Anthony Quinn's giant expressive face), catches his employer Basil (Alan Bates
, in young, stuffy, super pretty mode) sipping at alcohol. Zorba, a man of big appetites, forcefully tilts the bottle higher to get more booze down his boss's throat.
Don't be delicate..."
He tells his boss. That's good advice if you're watching Zorba the Greek
which is, and I cannot understand why no actressexuals warned me of this, a fairly reprehensible motion picture. If this series were called Hit Me With The Shot That Shows Your Feelings About This Movie, my choice would be a