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Hellman is a master of space and location. Unlike Kubrick who makes the wide expanse sing, Hellman fills the screen with a documentary coldness. Pitting man against man in a hostile environment. Iguana is a landlocked high sea adventure; as such it plays with the coda of Naval procedure and hierarchies. Everett is very good at conveying the anger and lack of education of the title character. His pitiful attempt to remake a world a sad substitution for any other existence he could have, his cynical take on human relationships ultimately go unchallenged and as such the ending is a perfect image. Maru Valdiviesoâ€™s Carmen is stunning. Her performance subtle and brilliant as a woman intent on freeing herself from the slavery of social conventions. Ironically it is through the brutality of the Iguana does she come to understand at what cost that freedom is ultimately purchased. A very good movie.
[url="http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/iguana/dvd.php?select=1"][img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/77/171277.jpg[/img][/url] Being a Monte Hellman fan I must say I am a little disappointed in this film. Michael Madsen is weak, which also disappoints. But the film ranks high on the unsentimental ratings chart. And no sympathy here for anybody, really. The woman is worth watching. Wish I hadn't bought it, though. On to half.com.
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