Swept Away (Travolti da un insolito destino nell’azzurro mare d’agosto)(1964)

dir. Lina Wertmüller. Definite upgrade compared to the 2002 remake in terms of music, performances, and cinematography. The story however remains the same, except the beatings are more violent, and the rape takes longer. Also the beatings continue even after they “fall in love”. I did not enjoy it, and would not recommend it. A…… Continue reading Swept Away (Travolti da un insolito destino nell’azzurro mare d’agosto)(1964)

Swept Away (2002)

dir. Guy Ritchie. This was a mistake. Madonna plays wealthy heiress, who gets stranded on a desert island with working class fisherman, who she was rude to previously. He beats and rapes her, which makes her fall in love with him, they don’t stay together, but who cares. I was expecting an overly-sentimental, cheesy love…… Continue reading Swept Away (2002)