Do You Remember Dolly Bell?
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The problem seems to be that EK's later films are so frenetic and fabulous that the reviewers just can't see the excellence of this seemingly simpler film. The cinematography is mind blowing. Watch it again, watch it slowly, see how the camera is used, how the scenes are constructed in space and over time. EK clearly knows the history of film. Beyond brilliant. That coupled with the superb script makes this a movie to buy and keep close to the DVD player and your heart.
And finally, I think it is almost impossible to understand Underground, While Father Was Away and Black Cat/White Cat completely without seeing Dolly Bell.
That's not to say this is a bad movie; quite the contrary. It's just that Kusturica's later films are so good that this one seems disappointing by comparison.
However, it's worth watching if for no other reason than the interview with Kusturica that's one of this dvd's extras. Kusturica tells about his filmmaking style, his ethos, and how he was influenced by studying at the Prague Film School, as well as by Hollywood pictures from the 1940s to the 1970s. It's very informative, and goes a long way toward helping one understand his later movies.
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Very good coming of age film that translates well into any language. Mild nudity and some strong language but certainly PG-13 material as a whole.Published on October 10, 2013 by Ed G.
You get a slice of life in Sarajevo (before war broke out in the early 90s and destroyed the place.)
Not a great film, not bad either. Read more
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