Isadora (1968)

“A man’s looks have nothing to do with his success as a lover. ” – Isadora

Number of Times Seen – 1 (18 Nov 2019)

Brief Synopsis – Biopic of famed modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan

My Take on it – This is another film that I knew absolutely nothing about before coming across it during my quest to watch all films that have had Oscar nominated performances.

It also a very long and boring biopic that is quite hard to get through because it fails to find a way to stay interesting.

The movie is presented in a very abstract fashion which also make sit incomprehensible in some parts and in others a big too strange.

Vanessa Redgrave stands out in the title role yet doesn’t hep make this film any more interesting to watch unfold.

I can understand how she could receive an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her work here.

Jason Robards and James Fox are also great in supporting roles, yet neither of them is ale to help make this movie more palatable.

The story is much too long and drags along at a strange pace that is even more detrimental to it all.

It was quite torturous trying to get through this film because it was so uninteresting to watch.

Bottom Line – Really long and boring biographical story that is presented in a very abstract fashion. Redgrave is very eccentric in the lead role and its understandable how she could receive an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her work here. The supporting cast is also quite talented with Robards and Fox doing fine jobs too yet neither of them can make this story more interesting to watch unfold.  The film is overlong and drags along much too much for its own good and was torturous trying to get through.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When filming “the Russian dance sequence” in a theater filled with unsuspecting extras, Vanessa Redgrave duplicated a real-life incident in the life of Isadora Duncan by ripping off the top of her dress and dancing bare-breasted. The extras were not told that she would do this, thus providing the desired audience-aghast reaction shots that director Karel Reisz wanted.(From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)


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