Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Lost Weekend

Billy Wilder, 1945, 96m
An excellent and informative film about alcoholism, winning the best film academy award. What emerges from the film is that the essential cure germinates from making up one's mind. For those lacking first hand experience, it paints the intensity of the hold that drugs can have. Perhaps the ending is on the tame side. The views of Ebert, himself a recovered case, on the film, should be interesting. Wilder is a great story teller.
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2 comments:

kaist455 said...

It ends on a hopeful note, but we know there will be always a bottle somewhere inside his mind.

S. M. Rana said...

Interestingly, Ebert seems not to have reviewed it (maybe too personal)...the bottle in the mind does not matter, so long you have something bigger than the bottle.