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My life at the movies.

Dionysus in '69

1970 | United States | 85 min | More...
A still from Dionysus in '69 (1970)
  • Watched on F: 1 star (out of 5)
    on Sun Mar 21, 2021 via DVD V

    Brian De Palma films the Performance Group’s stage play adaptation of Euripides’s The Bacchae. Experimental theater fans might enjoy it, but I found it pretentious and opaque. De Palma uses a perpetual split-screen to simulate the theater-in-the-round experience, but it proves a poor analog. William Finley’s performance—his final monologue in particular—provided the lone highlight.

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