John Huston’s numbing late career masterpiece. This is one of the most beautiful and affecting films he ever made. Albert Finney’s central performance is hypnotic. Nicolas Cage recently said he studied it very closely when preparing for Leaving Las Vegas. I made a slightly recut black and white version a couple years ago out of boredom, and its amazing how much the cinematography and mood is highlighted and enhanced in black and white. It looks just like Sierra Madre and the Maltese Falcon. No se peude vivir sin amar.