Making traditional storytelling practices behind in support of much more voiceover

Making traditional storytelling practices behind in support of much more voiceover

Making traditional storytelling practices behind in support of much more voiceover

“Stazione Termini” (1953)

Curiously, Vittorio De Sica filmed this 1953 melodrama, starring Jennifer Jones and Montgomery Clift (at their most gorgeous), even though both are extremely good, we’d simply simply simply take the less-compromised “Stazione Termini” on the studio-tinkered “Indiscretion Of An American Wife” any time. Quite the Harvey Weinstein of their time, superproducer David O. Selznick spearheaded the teaming of De Sica with two U.S. stars, however the resulting real-time that is 89-min which views Jones being a housewife who’s fallen deeply in love with Clift’s neighborhood Giovanni and it is attempting to break it well with him, had not been at all to Selznick’s taste. Therefore he cut over 20 mins out (meaning he previously to shoot a split quick “autumn in Paris” to bring the package as much as distributable size), primarily by shearing away significant amounts of De Sica’s trademark ground-level observations. This really is specially obvious within the scene where Jones’ unfaithful spouse and mom provide chocolate for some young ones: once the camera’s in it, it is could possibly be an outtake from “Bicycle Thieves” (complete with potentially extortionate sentiment). But once it cuts returning to their patroness eyeing them limpidly, it feels pointed: America as benevolent provider. Читать больше проMaking traditional storytelling practices behind in support of much more voiceover