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Plot: The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.
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The Crime Of Dreaming
This is, perhaps, Woody Allen’s darkest tale. No hope, no possibility of hoping. Dreaming seems so meaningless. The “I want” syndrome. Nothing will come out of it and shame on you for wanting it. Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor are wonderful in performances without frills or shine. Strangely enough, Allen shows a bit of compassion for his characters but no respect. He seems to despise them. It is merit of the two actors that we manage to stay with them without falling in love with them without even like them very much. The ending, I felt, was a bit of a cope out. Woody got to the gates of hell but didn’t venture in. He leaves to us the details of all that darkness. The film, however, bears Woody Allen’s name but could have been a film by Basil Dearden or J Lee Thompson and I mean that as a compliment.
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I always think of Allen as an intimate Kubrick. Everyone is so quick to judge both filmmakers, and critics are often divided evenly on their films. I am always astonished at the amount of anger surrounding Woody Allen’s work, like everyone is wanting his films to be a certain way; to deliver a certain ‘thing’ they are not getting like they used to. Granted, with someone as prolific as Mr. Allen, not all films can be masterpieces (I personally feel “Anything Else” to be nearly unwatchable). Hitchcock certainly only made a small handful of ‘perfect’ films. I go so far as to say that “Psycho” is deeply flawed, yet endlessly hailed as a classic because of it’s astonishing parts. Then “Frenzy” comes along which is dark, psychological, disturbing, and a complete departure for the director and it is rejected by the community of critics as a ‘lessor’ or ‘minor’ work, only to re-emerge years later redefined as a underrated classic. Would people say of Hitchcock, “Gee. He keeps retreading the same theme of murder in all of his films?” Kubrick’s “2001,” my personal favorite, was slammed by many critics in its time. In fact, throughout his career, Kubrick was endlessly accused of recycling his themes in every picture. Let’s not forget “Citzen Kane” and the career of Orson Welles so brutalized in it’s time, only to now reveal its genius. In the end, I think everyone’s got it wrong with “Cassandra’s Dream.” Allen’s films are ultimately, like Shakespeare, somewhat philosophical and are ‘about’ murder, morality, fear, and the human predicament, and self- consciously display the classic elements of tragedy. They are not mere entertainment. Why does no one mention the brilliance and sad lyricism of just the opening shot alone? Two innocent boys running side by side, naturalistic-ally framed within a dark, gloomy universe.. I felt the Philip Glass score was perfect for the film in establishing a classic tragic tone to cast the boys into.. It’s composed just right for a Woody Allen film, despite what critics have said. The first dialogue reveals that the boys cannot afford their boat and plan to name it after a winning dog at the racetrack.. My, how we all hope for the winning hand to make us more than we are.. Yes, why can’t we be happy with what we have? Notice the composition of each shot.. The colors… The chaos in the backgrounds. The faces of fear in the blue light when hiding behind the doorway… The loss of humanity in Ian.. The gaining of it in the sweet face of Terry… Ahh, the empty material dreams of us all… Yes, Woody Allen has done a murder story before, but he certainly has not told this one. It was very unique and true to these darker times. There are so many murders in the real world every day and so many seen in the movies… Here, we are taken through the depths of only ONE… One only witnessed in our minds eye and felt in our emotions. Much to reflect upon when the closing credits roll: All we are, all we are raised to be, all we hope to gain, what we will do to survive, all we may lose, all we learn… Fate… Chance… A mighty king comes with a wicked deed… Innocence lost… Brotherly love torn apart…Wisdom at great cost. I say, it was great. Carry on, Mr. Allen, with all due respect….
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 48 min (108 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Director Woody Allen
Writer Woody Allen
Actors Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell, Peter-Hugo Daly, John Benfield
Country USA, UK, France
Production Company Wild Bunch, Virtual Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital (Stereo)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, UK
Film Length 2,960 m (Sweden), 2,987 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 3,015 m (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm