La Terra trema Reviews

  • Mar 15, 2019

    A rustic setting, real looking people, and enough social commentary to make up its runtime. Glad I finally gave it a look.

    A rustic setting, real looking people, and enough social commentary to make up its runtime. Glad I finally gave it a look.

  • Mar 11, 2017

    Lost somewhere between realism and neorealism, this film focuses on attempted socialist leader Ntoni facing the insuperable force of a fascist-loving business owner who controls every fisherman's salary in Trezza, no matter what their output is. The film has us experiencing long drawn out shots, moments of quiet, which typically I enjoy in a film with better cinematography. As many great tracking and dolly shots as there are, the film has trouble with exposure, often right on the edge of complete underexposure.

    Lost somewhere between realism and neorealism, this film focuses on attempted socialist leader Ntoni facing the insuperable force of a fascist-loving business owner who controls every fisherman's salary in Trezza, no matter what their output is. The film has us experiencing long drawn out shots, moments of quiet, which typically I enjoy in a film with better cinematography. As many great tracking and dolly shots as there are, the film has trouble with exposure, often right on the edge of complete underexposure.

  • Carlos M Super Reviewer
    Nov 16, 2015

    A sadly misguided film that deserves more credit for what it wants to say than for how it does it, since it is marred by stiff, unnatural performances by non-actors (like watching a school play), heavy-handed dialogue, a redundant narration and a formal rigor not so in tune with the kind of neorealist docufiction that Visconti wants to make.

    A sadly misguided film that deserves more credit for what it wants to say than for how it does it, since it is marred by stiff, unnatural performances by non-actors (like watching a school play), heavy-handed dialogue, a redundant narration and a formal rigor not so in tune with the kind of neorealist docufiction that Visconti wants to make.

  • Sep 14, 2014

    "La Terra trema" is director Luchino Visconti at his very best.

    "La Terra trema" is director Luchino Visconti at his very best.

  • Nov 29, 2013

    Despite a slow start, this highly Marxist drama reflects the destitute of the proletariat and sarcasm over Mussolini's regime vividly and vigorously. A true masterpiece for both the Neorealist cinema and Communist studies.

    Despite a slow start, this highly Marxist drama reflects the destitute of the proletariat and sarcasm over Mussolini's regime vividly and vigorously. A true masterpiece for both the Neorealist cinema and Communist studies.

  • Dec 20, 2012

    I found it very dull and boring :/

    I found it very dull and boring :/

  • Oct 23, 2012

    Italian Neo-realist masterpiece done with narration about postwar peasant fishermen struggling to survive.

    Italian Neo-realist masterpiece done with narration about postwar peasant fishermen struggling to survive.

  • Oct 18, 2012

    Van dos veces y podria volverla a ver.... cuantas veces sea necesaria.

    Van dos veces y podria volverla a ver.... cuantas veces sea necesaria.

  • Aug 17, 2012

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  • Jul 05, 2012

    True vision of real life of real Scilian fishermen.

    True vision of real life of real Scilian fishermen.