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A still from Dionysus in '69 (1970)

Dionysus in '69

1970 | United States | 85 min
  • Watched on Sunday Mar 21, 2021 via DVD (2011 | International Film Forum)
    F: 1 star (out of 5)

    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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