Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Man Who Would Be King (1975) John Huston

Mid-Film Sean Connery is the new Sikandar:

The people here say "Astafurrilla" meaning "God Forgive Me!" fantastic Moroccan extras who were chanting under a giant idol!

Miss Talibonita's favorite mess of an orientalist film! Sean Connery is awesome! (The best meglomaniac colonizer on screen!) The people speak in Arabic or jibberish. Their translator speaks Hindi. Its set in Kafiristan (Nuristan Afghanistan). Filmed in Morocco and uses the same music and feel as Pasolini's Medea (also filmed in Morocco -- at least the "savage" areas are).

Miss Talibonita showed this to her BMCC students many moons ago and they could not deal with this film. (Could you blame them?)

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