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La perla AKA The Pearl (1947); Film of the Week #215 - Challenge
Topic Started: Feb 12 2018, 05:43:43 AM (130 Views)
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Film of the Week #215: La perla AKA The Pearl (1947)

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Quino is a Mexican diver who discovers a pearl at the bottom of the sea. He and his wife Juana, and their son have just taken possession of a pearl that is worth thousands. Everyday people try to get in on the cash, even Pearl Dealers try to rip them off. When Quino is attacked one day, he kills his attackers in self defence. His brother suggests their only hope is to leave the village. But on their journey to give their son an education they never had, someone may just do anything to prevent it.

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This movie fits the current Latin American Challenge.
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Saw this a few years ago. Wasn't too keen on the picture overall, but it's a competent piece of filmmaking from the '40s. The story itself is somewhat interesting (unsurprisingly, since it's based on a Steinbeck book), and perhaps I'd appreciate it better upon rewatch, but I'd rather watch something new.

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Feb 12 2018, 12:04:01 PM
Saw this a few years ago. Wasn't too keen on the picture overall, but it's a competent piece of filmmaking from the '40s. The story itself is somewhat interesting (unsurprisingly, since it's based on a Steinbeck book), and perhaps I'd appreciate it better upon rewatch, but I'd rather watch something new.

7.4/10
The new HD-rip looks a lot better than what we watched for the WC.
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I thought it was a pretty good adaptation of the Steinbeck novel, although it did tend to swing a big melodramatic stick, complete with swelling dramatic music, that I found a bit overbearing at times.

I still haven't seen the 1939 Of Mice and Men, so I can't say how it ranks among all of the other Steinbeck adaptations, but it's somewhere in the middle of the pack for me.

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