Sunday, November 09, 2008

The Public Eye

Every now and then an actor or actress turns up in my rotation I've never quite paid attention to. In this case is would be Barbara Hershey who seems to be in quite a few of my recently viewed pictures. Here in THE PUBLIC EYE, a story loosely based of the life of news photographer Arthur "Weegee" Fellig whose works actually appear throughout the film, you never quite figure if Hershey is the femme fatale or not and this is one of the charms of this movie, everything is not balck and white but rather shades of grey. Joe Pesci plays an atypical character here and it's a shame they tried to market it as a comedic mystery as it is quite a serious piece of work. Like Hershey, another name which seems everywhere to me these days is Mark Isham who once again delivers an amazing score to compliment this 40's dark drama. Good for late night relaxation.


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