Viva Zapata [Blu-ray]
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I’ve seen it many times and always found new details to take into account. As I read more and more on the subject my appreciation of this movie increases.
It presents the viewer with a big fresco of the Revolution that convulsed that country for more than ten years.
I admire the strange capacity of the film to show condensed in each scene, many key issues of why and how the Revolution exploded and continue growing along the years, with an immitigable fire.
Director Elia Kazan has been criticized for his appearance on the Un-American Activities Committee that lead many people related to cinematography to be ostracized.
This been said, regardless of his political stand, he had directed many great Oscar winner films as: “Gentleman’s Agreement” (1947), “Streetcar Named Desire” (1951); “East of Eden” (1955); “Splendor on the Grass” (1961) and the present “Viva Zapata!” (1952).
He had directed two “Movie Icons” as Marlon Brando (more than once) and James Dean obtaining the best from them. All his films explored the inner depth of human soul with unflinching stare.
Since the first shot, showing a very accurate characterization of President Porfirio Diaz (Fay Roope) and giving an inkling of the type of ruler he was, an enormous gallery of Mexican historical figure are made known.
Francisco Madero’s (Harold Gordon) personality and idealistic naïveté is depicted with very few strokes.
Huerta’s (Frank Silvera) wickedness and treachery is shown too.
Above all of them Emiliano Zapata’s figure impersonated by an inspired Marlon Brando stands with an epic height.Read more ›
Five stars for actors, five stars for story and five stars for John Steinbeck's writing of Mexico's greatest general Emiliano Zapata!
Thoroughly enjoyed, even though the ending was predictable, but had a hint of Hope.
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Excellent account of an item of intense coverage during one of the many Mexican Revolutions. Heartrendingly sadPublished 6 months ago by Bob Wolter
Classic movie that you can see Marlon Brando in an early important role. Gives you a great idea about Mexico revolution. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Steven R. Riggs