Director Gillo Pontecorvo followed up his neorealist masterpiece The Battle of Algiers with another complex anti-colonial film, this one involving a slave rebellion on the fictional Carribean island of Queimada circa 1845. Although his relationship with Pontecorvo was a rocky one (what else is new?), Marlon Brando considered this one of his finest performances. The only trailer we could find on this was French, which is presented like the credits sequence in a spaghetti western, basically music driven — and Ennio Morricone’s stunning score is one of his greatest.
About Larry Karaszewski
Larry Karaszewski with his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander won the Best Screenplay Golden Globe for The People vs. Larry Flynt and was nominated by the Writers Guild of America for the cult favorite Ed Wood. Other credits include writing the Milos Forman film Man on the Moon, adapting the Stephen King story 1408, producing Paul Schrader's Auto Focus, and writing/producing the upcoming Tim Burton feature Big Eyes. Larry is an active Los Angeles cineaste serving on the board of advisors for the Cinefamily and hosting a long running film series for the American Cinematheque.