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Sergei M. Eisenstein
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Luigi Romano Borgnetto,
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I am going to try to convince you all that love is evil... at least in this picture it is.
because of the bad projection, I saw more corpses on the screen than living creatures, but maybe it's because this movie was strong horror in its time. anyway, the story is a bit like the one we all know, the Faust dilemma.
the situation of wanting to do everything for the one we love, can bring us torment and strong agony (this movie seems to say). if you forgive the wrongs of your love, you are cursed with your own pity... really? must we always believe in God and never follow our 'humble' Devil? are there demons among us and if so, are we one of them? in fact, the simple story of this film leaves us with more questions than answers (espacially the Spartacus-like ending). the message seems to be that if we do what we believe is right for the one we love, we can be able to do terrible things, even without knowing it ourselves.
so Star Wars is right: love is the devil. you will never forget the devil in this picture. he's so cliché, but like that, we all will remember him (and the demons on the screen or in the 'war', that looks a lot like the rape scene in Flaming Creatures).
but nowadays, this picture is terrible old and the effects does not always work very well. if you want to do yourself a favor, do not see this picture.
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