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i enjoyed the first one enough, it had some funny moments and amusing impressions by coogan and brydon, and nice shots of good food as well, and with the sequel, it's literally the same exact thing as the first film except in italy now, there's no real conflict, outside of a brief mention of rob having an affair, it's still enjoyable yes, but usually i like for sequels to at least try and do something new, instead of a clone of the first one, i think this may have run its course.
I'm a pretty big stephen king fan, yet id never seen this iconic film adaptation, it does take a while to get going, it's more than halfway over before the actual dog attack starts, before that it's just subpar domestic drama, but once it does get going it gets pretty intense at times and doesn't really let up, they made that dog look ugly as hell, i actually felt bad for it, tho i cant believe his owners took that long to realize something was wrong, also there were a couple times dee wallace couldve made a run for the bat or the house that bothered me, overall not that strong, but the dog attack scenes are worth it
I was completely blown away when I first saw this. Darren's use of "offbeat" photography, as well as innovative editing, makes this one of the best crafted films I have ever seen. Also, clint mansell's score is one of the best I've ever heard, up with Psycho's. Last, but not least, the acting is top notch, all deserving of oscar noms, but burstyn deserved the oscar
A triumph in every manner possible, above all in cinematography, all the angles are off in some way, creating a skewed world. The extensive location shooting and use of disproportion ed shadows enhance the effect. All the actors give great believable performances, Cotten, Valli, Howard and Welles in that memorable entrance. It's an intriguing story as well, that works as a mystery and poses a moral dilemma of whether to help the police or your friends. And last but definitely not least, the score, it's unlike any score I've ever heard or will ever hear. A great film