Robert Shaw, always inspired, is here particularly so, all but frothing at the mouth as he drags his weary carcass over the mountains, from nowhere, to nowhere, until the endless desert itself seems more and more like a stage for their mad performance. Robert Shaw and Malcolm McDowell star as MacConnachie and Ansell, too men making an escape across various rural backdrops with their hands tied behind their backs. I am thinking I am wasting my time watching this. Only 2 stars, one for each, for Shaw and Malcolm, only for their presence and their effort. The only information on the characters is revealed through dialogue. I read the novel this is based on, it's a great story and written in my favorite style, but the ending is different.
The film is startling in its use of the vast scenery the two men find themselves against. That's a lot of work! The men are never given much more than the briefest of backgrounds. We don't learn very much about our protagonists, so they both remain something of an enigma. They continue on through harsh terrain, sometimes being found by the helicopter, but they manage to escape again. Nomachi was 25 in 1972 when he first visited North Africa. Malcolm Macdowell has a monologue about their being animals, but what is really lacking is the animus in these characters, the id.
The film begins with a great tracking shot of two men running along a beach with the fading sun and the high tide in the background. Read on at your own peril. Will he be freed or imprisoned or will he be surrendered to the country from which he has escaped? Sure, this can work in the right part. Later, in a village, they manage to enter a house and find a razor. Οι σύνδεσμοι που παρέχονται σε αυτή την ιστοσελίδα φιλοξενούνται από τρίτους φορείς και είναι δωρεάν προς όλους τους χρήστες.
Ghostly and mysterious and enveloped by the stunning environment. Stylistically Nomachi illustrates this in a way that we can see again and again in his work. The chopper is like a cat, playing with a mouse life without actually killing its victim. Screenwriter and co-star Robert Shaw reportedly completed the final draft of the script while the film was in mid-production he receives sole on-screen credit. There may be a large important part of this film missing. They come up with a plan for Ansell to distract the helicopter while MacConnachie shoots its gas tank in order to destroy it. Δυο απελπισμένοι φυγάδες σε ένα άγνωστο μέρος, κυνηγημένοι για άγνωστα εγκλήματα από εχθρούς δίχως πρόσωπο και όνομα.
Photos 1-5 courtesy Anastasia Photo, New York. It's just a wrongly panned film that has enough interesting features within its running time to make it commendable to anyone who has yet to see it. I've seen a lot of peculiar films The Keep, The Island, A Zed and Two Noughts, Eye of the Devil, etc. Στους Λιωμένους θα δείς τις αγαπημένες σου ταινίες και σειρές Online με ελληνικούς υπότιτλους δωρεαν χωρίς καμία εγγραφή. Failing to shoot down the chopper, he is himself killed but we don't feel any pity for him. A man of the desert, face to face with his God. Good, but I can't bear to watch all of it; It's too much like life in 2019.
Dear Joseph Losey, Figures in a Landscape was a great survivalist action drama set in a hostile mountainous landscape. The chase becomes personal, with one character hell-bent on destroying the enemy and the other just wanting to escape. To live in land where the extremity of scale and climate everyday reminds you how small and insignificant you are must change the way faith is practiced. Every shot, every inch of the landscape seems precisely measured and re-considered at least a dozen times before featuring in the film. If I wanted to work, I would go to work! Who is in the helicopter? It does have flaws, most films do, but there are enough positives here and it's a shame it ended up as another of those 'lost' films. Robert Shaw plays the older, gruffer, working class Mac, McDowell is the young, higher class Ansell.
We start with nothing, are told damn little about what's going or motivation of characters or any backstory and have to figure out what went before and what is going on and why, while trying to relax and enjoy a movie. I would have given it a 9 except for the above issues. MacConnachie continuously berates Ansell as they run, showing that he is the leader, more or less. Then we notice the trail of footprints… and then only a few seconds later do we register the lone figure walking in the distance. The pair find themselves being relentlessly pursued by an ominous black helicopter. Despite shooting it many times, the helicopter fires at MacConnachie, killing him.
It is later revealed that their names are MacConnachie and Ansell. The atmosphere of dread is kept at a high level thru-out. But it is precisely this quality of mystery that gives the film its main points of interest. The photographer had been on a hill as the sun was setting. Well, they managed to open a can tin and ate something and both of them shaved. A huge asset is the casting of Robert Shaw who also scripted and Malcolm McDowell as the escapees. I was drawn in by a striking image of a figure walking across a desert hewn in such a vibrant yellow that it resembled to me an illustration as much as photography.