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« on: April 09, 2008, 09:22:44 AM »

Like "Nightmare Alley" this is definately a lost classic that needs to be seen by many.  Right away you know this is a different experience.  An old American  soldier walking around in a place he clearly shouldn't be, an enemy camp.   i almost felt like I was on vacation watching this,  there is such an incredible calm.  Eventually some imaginary characters are introduced and the soldier, played by veteran actor Robert Strauss, orchestrates a sort of shakepearean drama expressing a cynicism towards women and the sort of stereotypical themes of honor and bravery you'd expect from a guy who had served his life in the military. 

                              The second half is when things get weird.  The bulk of it is a collage of radio broadcasts of famous world leaders giving specches regarding war.  This takes place during a  demented military operation in the midst of  terrible thunderstorm, the mood is very tense.   All of it relates, of course, to the predicament of The Noah, who is the last man on Earth.  Despite some strong language, it most closely resembles a film noir and it is in black and white though it was made in 1968 long after the noir era.  The director himself was a soldier in the first israeli army, the haganah, but the clips are mainly from more well known figures like FDR, LBJ and many who are speaking in foreign languages.  Added to that are some sounds  of popular , often americanized music from around the world.   It's quite a dizzying montage and the viewer is relieved when the storm finally passes.  

 a unique and amazing film.

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