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Stunning cinematography & music from Ryuichi Sakamoto.
This long film starts off slow and then gets much slower.
About halfway through, it gives up on story-telling almost altogether, and turns into mostly just a beautiful travelogue. Memorable mainly for its cinematography and its score.
Spending time with Debra Winger is a complete delight. One of the greatest actors of our time.
Um belo e enervante drama Ã (C)pico.
Very atmospheric, beautiful soundtrack
As in the novel, the first act is overwrought and poorly paced, a confused study of confused characters who are more obnoxious than compelling-but when they enter ever deeper into the desert, as they move further from safety and further from familiarity, as they become increasingly unstable in both bodily and mental health, the story paradoxically finds its footing in the shifting sands. On purely cinematic terms, the performances never quite reach the level of the gorgeous cinematography, and the score never achieves the delicate emotional dynamics of Bowles' own work (considering how often he cameos, it would have been nice to just use his earlier works as the soundtrack), but the film nevertheless achieves something of the existential desperation and tragic power of its source material, even if it takes too long to get there (but doesn't every trip to Africa?).
Adapted from the book of the same name by Paul Bowles who was also appeared in the movie as a guest appearance, starring Debra Winger as Kit Moresby who's a playwright traveling with her husband Port a symphony writer around many Arab towns seeking for a particular area to settle in. Coming along with them is a friend, Tunner (Campbell Scott).
I hated this movie. I came >< close to walking out on it at least three times. Do not bother with this thing. The book was OK - not my cup of tea, but not bad. I was hoping that the film would "make it better" - that sometimes happens. Not this time. Just terrible. The acting is unconvincing. The story makes little sense. Just, yuck.
Its overly long run time and monotonous scenes keep the viewer checking their watch, but enough skill from the cast and crew makes The Sheltering Sky worth an effort.
I LOVED it! Ever since I saw this movie when it first came out I think of it often. To me it viewed a world I had never seen before.