Monday, September 10, 2012

Black Narcissus

Black Narcissus was not what I expected it to be. At the beginning of the film, I found myself feeling like it was taking too long for the movie to actually get going. Instead, I wound up noticing the camera shots we discussed in class. There were a lot of ExCl's in this film. However, once the film picked up its pace, I found it more interesting. I'm glad that there were relatable themes included, like suspense, jealousy, and humor. Overall, I thought that it probably seemed a little "slow" because it was made so long ago, but I also thought it was a worthwhile film to watch.


  1. Black Narcissus seemed to start off slow in the beginning for me as well. I was waiting to see what the point of the film was and then was actually disappointed by the ending. I think this was because I am sucker for happy endings and this left me feeling like the issues were unresolved by the end. I also am not a huge fan of older movies. It did however, capture my attention enough to allow me to feel for the nuns and the struggles they were experiencing. When they would show clips of the head sister reflecting back on before she became a nun, I felt sympathy for her and imagined myself in her situation. I believe this movie had good examples of the camera shots we discussed last week in class. I also noticed the lighting and shadows. They seemed to go with the mood of the scene just as we learned.

  2. I have to agree, I felt the same way about the movie. I was thinking can I just fast forward it and get to a good part or maybe to see what is out there.... hehehehe

  3. I will bring in an example of something truly "slow". You have been warned.