old hollywood and openingly crying over trivialities
Many things I could say about Fiddler on the Roof, but oh, where to begin! Is it personal because my own father, who's never been known to care much about movies or musicals, would sometimes take three hours of his day off to watch this at high noon on a Tuesday? Because the wrestle between life, tradition, and faith transcends all spiritual experiences? Is it Topol's performance of Tevye which is both broad and nuanced? Maybe how the songs range…
Too many Sophia Loren performances make me feel absolutely nothing! She’s beautiful and has ✨star power✨ but I doubt that most of her costars would have described her as a generous actress. Pairing her with the lanky anxious prince was obviously so wrong! This kind of story only works when the actors can conjure up some sort of twisted chemistry between them to force the audience to believe in the complexity of their dynamic. Instead, I was rather bored, even though I do like 💕 Tony Perkins.