"The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter - often an unconscious but still a faithful interpreter - in the eye." Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I think Marianne and Héloïse was never meant to have a “happy” ending. As the film follows a parallel to the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, with Orpheus a poet, an artist who follows his lover to the Underworld and sang his songs of proclamation; his story resonated with modern-day artists. But surprisingly, most of the poems I've read about them was written from Eurydice's perspective: in which she has accepted this ending, this loss, and sees only this strange…
I hate it. Trying to write an objective review but I just despise the choices Scorsese made with this film. Actors with bad, inconsistent accents? Check. Western arrogance? Fucking check. I’m not a historian in any way but how could every one of those Japanese peasants speak - or even understand - straight English? Please correct me if I’m wrong. I know there were Portuguese and Dutch words blended into Japanese vocabulary in the 16th century but the use of…