AHHHHHH IM SO FUCKING GLAD THIS MOVIE HAS FINALLY BEGUN TO BE TALKED ABOUT. THERE IS SO MUCH TO SAY, AND YET THE MOVIE ALSO?? SOMEHOW??? SAYS EVERYTHING THERE IS TO SAY. That’s what makes it so good I think- the queer representation, the subltleties of Scorcese’s work?? Everything. Me and my boyfriend decided to rewatch it together and everything holds up so well, we were both even crying by the bridge scene.
If you haven’t seen this movie yet, or you haven’t rewatched it in a while- without hesitation go watch it now. It is one of the only classics that I will sing praise for and it is so deserving. Goncharov is a movie like no other, all should experience it’s wonder.
Film stills from Thaïs (1917), an Italian futurist (the oldest avant-garde movement) film that would later influence German Expressionist cinema. Directed by Anton Giulio Bragaglia and Riccardo Cassano (watch it here).