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Diane and I watched this lovely, unpretentious film yesterday and we both enjoyed this movie experience greatly. The comments about the movie and its low result from viewers illuminates the difficulty of contemporary movie appreciation. Yes, this film will not win awards nor will it win plaudits from reviewers but this raises the hoary question about what we the viewers want in a movie. I do not want to watch Disney movies with lifelike drawings of people; I realize that this movie making technique is a method of not spending huge salaries on actors for their roles in a film but I like our movies where real people do real things on the screen.
In this movie I have read complaints about the sketchiness of the plot and the paucity of acting in the film by some of the leads but I will have none of those criticisms. We loved the film; the island and the people and the buildings should be nominated for an award for best actor. The setting was magnificent and the actors blended into this beautiful background with ease. The script was a vehicle, not so much to challenge us intellectually but to present a canvas into which these fine Greek actors could play out their roles in the beauty of Mykonos. The script is merely the vehicle by which the true star of the film, Mykonos, can take centre stage. This is the best thing about film; it allows the viewer to remove themselves from the contemporary world and escape into something more than us.
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