Actors: Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Black Narcissus|
|BLACK NARCISSUS was directed by english directors MichaŽl Powell and Emeric Pressburger in 1948. We are in the middle of the Himalaya mountains, in an ancient palast given to the Order of Mary by the Maharadjah of this region. Deborah Kerr does have the difficult task to command those nuns driven mad by the howling wind that never stops. A pure marvel.
--Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Black Narcissus|
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Time/era of movie:
Family, caring for sick?
because he/she is
- mentally ill
Inner struggle or disability
- (General) search for meaning/identity
Main Char. ethnic: (if not US Caucasian)
- woman's story
- visiting a different culture
Culture of surrounding area:
- Indian Indian
Brain/Body not working?
- mental illness
- religious figure
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn wavey
- (woman) skinny
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- brunette (Brown)
- brunette (Black)
- (man) short/standard straight
- (man) muscular
How much in movie?
- general circumstances
- climbing on trails
- falling off
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Movie makes you feel...
- in awe
If soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
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