“Having just watched Desire Under the Elms before watching this, I couldn’t help but notice a parallel between the two films. Both star Italian actresses of great magnetism, earthiness and sensuality as housewives with unfulfilling marriages who have affairs with the attractive younger stud in closest proximity. But whereas Sophia Loren eventually found some success in Hollywood, her epics El Cid and The Fall of the Roman Empire are the very best of that genre and her performance in Arabesque is appropriately charming, humorous and seductive, Anna Magnani never found as much success as an actress in Hollywood outside of Tennessee Williams adaptations.
Wild is the Wind is pretty tone-deaf, predictable and hyperbolic in its florid melodrama and unsettled moral convictions. But at ” read more