Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Black Narcissus

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.


  1. A number of students have a hard time with "older" movies. This would be a good discussion in class.