Chimes at Midnight (Welles, 1965)

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A fine film in most regards, but not a masterpiece. Cinematic elements undermined through overuse of literary form within ill suited contexts. Dubbing aside, experience of the film is hampered by at times awkward speech & abrupt quotation seemingly contrived to suit the film’s ends. A creative endeavor rife with symbolism which fails to immerse beyond its technical achievements in lighting and panning. I will admit that my experience was mostly of distracted attention due to the asynchronously dubbed speech, but this in itself is a telling fault not to be ignored.

79/100 – Very Good (3.5)

3 Stars

 

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About Kamran Ahmed

I have a Masters in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto. I work as a freelance writer and film critic in Vancouver. My writing is primarily distributed through Next Projection, an online film journal based in Toronto.
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