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This review is from: Il Postino [VHS]  (VHS Tape)
Simply a wonderful film. Beautifully filmed and acted, with scarcely a line out of place, the fact that Troisi died as this masterpiece was finished adds to an already poignant story. Funny, charming and heart-breaking when it should be in turns. The scene when our postman is "struck by the thunderbolt" of love when he first sets eyes on the beautiful Beatrice playing table football somehow manages to be one of the sexiest scenes in a film I know. This and the breathtaking scenery are two of a myriad of reasons to watch this film and feel better about life.
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Initial post: 3 Sep 2009 13:59:02 BDT
Yellow Duck says:
No reviewer seems to have commented on the background music in this lovely little film. Is this because the music is so brilliantly well done that we hardly notice it . . which is how background music ought to be. (Directors of programs like the BBC "Horizon", which use endless, tuneless, obtrusive, overdramatic, overloud cretin-music from beginning to end, take note!) . . . but we DO notice the scratchy recorded music for the tango which Neruda and his wife so tenderly and lovingly dance to. And what about the many uses made of the ball from the table-football game? . . . directorial wizardry linking the scenes together . . .
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