Freitag, 14. Oktober 2011
Ace in the Hole (Wilder, 1951) - TSPDT #580
Extremely well structured, and great dark humor. One of my favorite Wilder films I guess - it strikes an extremely interesting balance between fulfilling viewers expectations and then wandering off into completely unforeseen story twists. Examples are: The attack of the woman on Douglas, or, when he decides to get the priest (character turn), beating up the Sheriff, etc. Great shot of Douglas on the cliff, preaching to the people at the end.