Saturday, December 8, 2007

Ossessione A GO-GO

i just finished watching Luchino Visconti's "Ossessione" (Obsession) which is the first film version (of three made) of James Cain's novel "The Postman Always Rings Twice." And if I am not mistaken it is also the first film by Visconti. So far I am half-way through the short novel, and I prefer the Visconti film than the original source.

What's interesting is Visconti added a 'gay' subtext or story that is not in the novel. It gave the main male character more depth, which is interesting due to the fact that Cain's novel has no backstory or background of its main characters. When I finish the novel I will add more thoughts...
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