Saturday, July 23, 2005

A hodge-podge mess of Improv and camera tricks- a Mike Figgis ditty about a Hollywood crew that sets up shop in a wierd Venice hotel to shoot a version of the The Duchess of Melfi using the rules of Dogme- we have several subplots mixed in -cannibalism,infidelity,movie within a movie,coma,resurrection,flamenco and lots of talking and split screens and camera tricks.The cast includes Salma Hayek,Julian Sands,Burt Reynolds,Lucy Lui,David Schimmer,Saffron Burrows,John Malkovich and others- not for everyone but interesting.The DVD has a 23 minute behind the scenes segments and several outtakes C+

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