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Macao
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Nearly the last gasp of Josef Von Sternberg's glowing, lustrous elegantly perverse and immaculate romanticism, which cast its strange sheen over what might have been a middling intriguer about a sleepy eyed adventurer and a sloe-eyed temptress in steamy Macao - the kind of stuff studio head Howard Hughes loved. Nicholas Ray directed, uncredited, about a third of the movie (one of the favorite parlor sports of auteurist critics has been trying to guess which director was responsible for what), trying, he says, to "keep the faith with Joe's style." Sternberg sourly commented: "Instead of fingers in the pie, half a dozen clowns inserted various portions of their anatomy" into the movie. I've always liked Macao, though it's certainly a mess - a film, perhaps, only for insomniacs, Mitchum fans, devotees of fancy trash and rarefied cinematic estheticians who haven't been seduced by semiotics.
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