Swept from the Sea Reviews
The acting was somewhat clumsy at times, but I had the feeling that it was purposely so. People in real life are clumsy and unsure of themselves and make mistakes and often don't react the way they do in movies. I think the slightly unpolished feel of some of the scenes made it *more* affecting and *more* compelling than it would have been otherwise. My only criticism is that it did move a bit slowly at times, but this I think is just the nature of the story being told. It's certainly not a movie for everyone, but for me it was a truly remarkable and well-told tale.
Of the times, it was considerable to war with such wicked gossip that had the power to wreck thing in the lives of others.
If believed, the results, such as today, were disasterous.
Truly a beautiful, telling, and full bodied story.
An absolute must-see!!!
Sad to say it, "Swept from the Sea" is the less preposessing of the two Joseph Conrad works (feel free to correct this count) brought to the big screen. I doubt the author of "Heart of Darkness" would forget to have the foreigner teach a lover the Russian language, but the Wiccan tendencies foreshadowed in the woman follow Conrad's seemingly persistent trivializing of major plot forests for detail trees. Only someone extremely knowledgeable of history would understand the significance of the foreigner coming 'from the sea' to this Druidic throwback or what 'horror' is found in Kurtz' Congolese or Vietnamese colonialism--that's what dooms most interracial, historical romances. Like my best teacher said, "Show, don't tell" a story, especially on film.