Sunday, February 12, 2012

Like The Manchurian Candidate (1962, Frank Sinatra) ? Check out Short Night of Glass Dolls

As usual, I picked this Italian film because it was from the 60's or 70's and looked like it had some *hotness.* As in: sexy outfits, cool, swanky settings, to-die-for interiors, sweet get the idea. See the movie poster? Yeah. Like that.

It did have those elements, but it also had an intriguing plot that developed slowly enough that I had to actually watch it. For that reason, I'm calling this one a lazy Saturday afternoon or coffee in bed on Sunday morning movie. If you are lucky enough to get a snow day, this would be perfect.

In the opening scene, main character is found in plaza in Prague. He's believed to be dead, because he shows no signs of life, but he is actually conscious. The action of the film is made up of his memories, leading up to the moment his body is discovered, and then the consequences of those actions.  According to what I found by zipping around the I-net, the film was shocking to movie-goers.

If you aren't sure whether or not this is for you, check out the trailer. Despite an orgy scene in the film, the trailer is all ages.

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