Monday, April 18, 2011
Dementia 13: Terrible Movies #101
A man in a suit listening to a transistor radio takes a chick out on a rowboat in the middle of the night because that's the best time to get your boating done. They bicker to the strains of rockabilly as he has a heart attack because that seems fairly likely and then she shoves his body overboard, tossing in the radio for good measure. Cue credits. An early Francis Ford Coppola film with stark black and white cinematography; it has a creepy and picturesque castle, a will, family intrigue with an eccentric henpecking mother, a mysterious ceremony, several murders, dodgy accents, wooden acting, and occasionally someone off camera bangs on a harpsichord. While it has some inventive and startling images, the pace drags and at times it seems as if they needed to stretch to make this a full-length feature. Also has an underwater underwear-based continuity error. I watched it on Hulu, and you can watch it below.