Peter John Dyer (essay date winter 1965-1966)
SOURCE: Dyer, Peter John. “Star-Crossed in Prague.” Sight and Sound 35, no. 1 (winter 1965-1966): 34-5.
[In the following essay, Dyer examines Forman's emphasis on celebrating the emotions of his characters in Peter and Pavla and A Blonde in Love.]
Directors cannot be relied upon to look and sound like the films which they make. Milos Forman, who with two Czech films has made much the same quiet impact as Olmi did a few years ago, can. There's no good reason why one should expect him to live up to the image which his films create. It is simply interesting that—having lunch with him, hearing him introduce his latest film at the London Film Festival—his...
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