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bodies awkwardly collapsing all over one another, more out of various politicking than carnal desire. D'Amato's film is also more interested in the diegetic voyeurism of sex than the actual act, which is perfect for a soft-core flick.
this contains about everything you could want from a D'Amato picture, including a great stretch that involves the watching and then making of an antique porno (the film is set in the 1930s).
perhaps being a tad generous here, but also no one else could make this movie but D'Amato and Gemser
a goofy and cool movie that's so far up its own ass in the best way - that is, as a film about film not to romanticize the medium and its power, but the delight of its construction for its maker. the half-baked gestures at emotional storytelling of Inception are stripped away here as Nolan zeroes in on tangling and untangling his set of tools/toys for the sake of excitement, which has seemingly allowed him the confidence to branch into some weirder territory (including this collaboration with composer Ludwig Goransson).