"Roman Holiday (1953)" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

Young Princess Anne nonexistent state is on an official visit to Rome. Boring techniques brought the girl to the hysteria. Court doctor gives her a sedative, but not asleep princess in the palace, and on the promenade of the Tiber, where she manages to escape. Here it is an American journalist Joe Bradley and brings to his home. On the morning of the portrait in the newspaper, he learns that his guest - Princess Anne. He decides to make a sensational report, and together with a friend photographer accompanying her through the city. The journalist and the princess fall in love, and he abandons his plan. Anna obeying a sense of duty returns to the palace, and meets in the next time a new friend already at the press conference. Both decide to keep secret their 'Roman Holiday' ...
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script of this modern fairy tale was written by Dalton Trumbo and Ian Makkelanomom Hunter in the mid 40s in the hope that the picture will be engaged in Frank Capra. But then in the United States was the era of 'witch hunt', and many Hollywood figures accused of being sympathetic to communism and were denied the right to work. I was among them, and Trumbo. Capra same thought did not dare mess with the script disgraced colleagues, and went to a project on the shelf ... studeynuyu
Then, in the early 50th about him again remembered and paid on completion Joe Daytona, and then finished the script was in the hands of a novice, but an experienced choreographer William Wyler. He hired starring superstar of the time -Gregori Peck (universal performer of leading roles in a variety of genres: western, detective, thriller and romantic melodrama), and no one to an unknown begins its journey in the film, Audrey Hepburn (previously competed with success in a variety show, where she was noticed and called for a cameo role in the comedy "Laughter in Paradise '). it was at that moment her name was on the title role on Broadway, promising twice the fee. Admit it then it would be worth Hepburn's career!
In tandem with his famous partner she looked very natural and organic. Aspiring actress was on to his colleagues - a lively, intelligent, very talented, and ambitious. Baek same was as always gentle and caring lover, exuded inherent gentle humor and intelligence. In addition, according to many star actor he was generous and kind to beginners. About the best partner Hepburn could not dream ...
For a long time the director finally realized his dream -snyat virtually the entire picture on location, with minimal decorations. The truth is worth some effort. Filmed it really is in Rome, and the city streets were crowds of tourists who curiously followed the shooting process and will not will interfere with the work of filmmakers. Police had to come to their aid and block many attractions' eternal goroda'.Vso this led authorities to dissatisfaction, as all tourists were outraged that they can not take a picture or take a stroll in the famous places. As a result, choreographer had to reduce the number of duplicates to a minimum, and start shooting without long rehearsals. But even this pomoglo- picture turned out very easy and natural, with live 'not zatortymi' emotions ...
Few people know, but the film was originally planned to take on color film. But on arrival at the place of dislocation director I found that the creation of a color ribbon requires special conditions that it was almost impossible to shoot in the streets and squares of Rome. Especially in such a limited time frame. Here and there was a painting of Franz operator Glider idea to shoot everything in black and white, but the large-format film. The second statement Henri Alekaev helped him in creating a beautiful image and the play of light and shadow on the 'no color' film. Visually, the film looks simply fabulous and elegant, even today, 60 years later!
Premiere received the name 'Roman Holiday' held late summer of 1953 th. Audrey Hepburn became a star in a moment of his time, won an Oscar for her performance, and a Golden Globe (also received Oscars writer and painter's tape, and more in 7 nominations, she advanced to the main movie award of the world, including Best Picture) .Vsegda popular magazine ' Time 'put it on its cover and has written a great article about it called' For false glitter stones -siyaet diamond! '
strange thing is that at home in America, the film met the audience is pretty cool. Not a stir among the audience he did not call. However, the world hire brought to the creators 'Roman Holiday' impressive profits and the highest honors by both critics and ordinary film viewers literally stormed the theater in which the twisted picture!
The famous director and actor of the silent era, Eric Von Shtroggeym, in an interview, referring to pictures which he loved the most, put a romantic comedy melodrama Wyler next to the 'Dear' Fellini 'Orpheus' Cocteau 'Prohibited Games' Clement and 'east of Eden' Kazan. Serious director saw for external light and accessible form of comedy, reflection colleagues on modern reality ...
8 out of 10

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