Actors: Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Swept Away|
|The characteristically long full name of Lina Wertmueller's 1975 movie is "Swept away ... by an unusual destiny in the blue sea of August." It's essentially a two-person film about a pair of titanic personalities acted with gusto by Giannini and Melato. She's a rich capitalist bitch and he's a sailor on her yacht with Communist sympathies. When the two are marooned on a small and isolated Mediterranean island, they must come to grips with each other -- class, gender and sexual issues get hashed out in lively manner. Some viewers charge this film written and directed by a woman is chauvinistically anti-feminist, but it's best to view it as a doomed love story between two fiery individuals.
--David Loftus, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Swept Away|
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Time/era of movie:
Kind of romance:
- seduction (yum!)
How much story is philosophy rather than plot?
- 2 ()
- blue collar
- brunette (Brown)
- (man) short/standard curly
- (man) average
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Cynical sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- very athletic
Secondary Main Character
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn straight
- (woman) ample bosom & buttocks
- buttocks and chest
How much in movie?
- pleasure/love boat
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Movie makes you feel...
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of sex
- seeing breasts
- seeing nude female butt
- Occasional swearing
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