Some Call It Loving

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"The only act of Its kind in the world. For sale."
  • R
  • 1972
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 5.3  (447)

Some Call It Loving is a surreal, mind-bending experience that takes viewers on a journey through the psyche of a man who is searching for love and meaning in a strange, dystopian world. Directed by James B. Harris, and released in 1973, the film explores themes of love, desire, and the human condition, with a heavy dose of symbolism and surrealism, creating a visually stunning and thought-provoking cinematic experience.

The film stars Zalman King as Robert, a wealthy and emotionally disconnected man who is living in a mansion with his lover Scarlett (played by Carol White) and their maid Angelica (Tisa Farrow). Robert becomes restless and disillusioned with his life of excess and detachment, and begins to search for something more meaningful. His quest leads him into a surreal world of strange, carnival-like characters, where he must confront his deepest fears and desires.

The film is notable for its stunning cinematography and compelling performances. The hypnotic visuals and dreamlike atmosphere of the film are aided by an ethereal and haunting score, composed by Richard Hazard. The film's use of color and lighting, as well as its visual imagery, create a unique and otherworldly experience for the viewer.

The performances of the lead actors are noteworthy, particularly Zalman King, who delivers a captivating and nuanced performance as Robert. He portrays the character's emotional journey convincingly, conveying his inner turmoil and sense of desperation. Carol White and Tisa Farrow also deliver strong performances as Scarlett and Angelica, respectively, adding depth and complexity to their characters.

The film's narrative structure is non-linear, interweaving dream sequences and flashbacks with present-day events, which can be challenging to follow at times. However, the film's nonlinear structure adds to its dreamlike quality, allowing the viewer to immerse themselves in the surreal world that the film creates.

There are some elements of the film that may be disturbing to some viewers, particularly its depictions of violence and sexual content. However, these scenes serve to underscore the film's themes of desire and obsession, and are presented in a tasteful and artistic manner.

Overall, Some Call It Loving is a one-of-a-kind cinematic experience that defies categorization. It is part romance, part science fiction, and part surrealism, all wrapped up in a visually stunning package. The film's themes of love, desire, and the human condition make it a timeless classic, and it is a must-see for fans of art house cinema.

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    1 hr 43 min
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    5.3  (447)