At the start of this film I was slightly put off by Orson Welles’ irish accent, but his directing and screenplay more than made up for it. This is the sort of film that reminds me how much of genius Orson Welles was. The last scene in the fun house seems impossible, and the last round of twists brought the whole movie together.
O’Hara’s speech about witnessing a frenzy of sharks sums up one of the main narrative themes of film noir – the pointless destruction of people due to their greed, whether it be greed for money, women or power.
Once, off the hump of Brazil I saw the ocean so darkened with blood it was black and the sun fainting away over the lip of the sky.We’d put in at Fortaleza, and a few of us had lines out for a bit of idle fishing. It was me had the…
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