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Eva (1962)

 |  Drama  |  4 June 1965 (USA)
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A raw Welsh novelist in Venice is humiliated by a money-loving Frenchwoman who erotically ensnares him.

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Tyvian Jones
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Francesca Ferrara
James Villiers ...
Alan McCormick - a screenwriter
Riccardo Garrone ...
Michele - a player
Lisa Gastoni ...
The red-headed Russian
Checco Rissone ...
Pieri
Enzo Fiermonte ...
Enzo
Nona Medici ...
Anna Maria
Roberto Paoletti
Alex Revidis ...
The Greek
Evi Rigano ...
(as Evy Rigano)
John Pepper ...
The little boy
Van Eicken
Peggy Guggenheim
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A raw Welsh novelist in Venice is humiliated by a money-loving Frenchwoman who erotically ensnares him.

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Originally, this subject was offered by the Hakim brothers, who produced it, to Jean-Luc Godard to direct. Godard was anxious to sign Richard Burton for the leading role, but failed and then dropped out of the project. The Hakims instead obtained the services of another Welsh actor, Stanley Baker, who insisted on them hiring his friend Joseph Losey to direct. See more »

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Eve Olivier: Bloody Welshman!
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Adam et Eve
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Joseph Losey and Evan Jones
Sung by Tony Middleton
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Losey Loses It
14 April 2013 | by (Exeter, England) – See all my reviews

A French Italian co-production; here we have Losey attempting to create a Felliniesque European Art House movie with hints of Nouveau Vague. Losey uses Jeanne Moreau to sell what is a concoction of 1950s and 60s art house clichés where character and story development are virtually non-existent. Nothing made me want to engage with the movie, and after an hour I just had to give up.

Stanley Baker is appallingly cast as the leading man, the script is dreadfully wooden, and the unremitting jazz score does not hide the fact that this series of clichés just does not work as a film. If this is interesting only for film studies students, then maybe the people writing the courses should seriously ask themselves why - Losey made many better movies and the European Art House scene of the 50s and 60s has far better examples of ground breaking cinema.

A great big pretentious yawn of a film that should have been strangled at birth.


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