What is the proportion of a wrong decision in our lives? Well, to answer that question in the negative, we brought ten incredible films that develop from wrong decisions of their central characters, explaining an inexorable layer of existence and, with it, the impossibility of escaping the results that these decisions present. They are incredible films that irrevocably punctuate the theme contained here. Let’s go to the list!
10º – Pitfall (André De Toth, 1948)Tired of his professional life, at the head of an important company, and private, with a good marriage and a small son, a man ends up getting involved in a romance with a young woman he had met by virtue of his work. However, not everything is as simple as it seems, and the man will find himself involved in a situation not pleasant with the companion of the young woman who is imprisoned and, also, another man who nurtures an inexorable obsession for her. A masterpiece, ‘Pitfall’ takes advantage of the irresistible noir atmosphere of the time to debate some of the social paths and certain concerns found in ordinary individuals. Dick Powell and Lizabeth Scott command the central characters, both with fabulous and very intense performances. Lizabeth Scott is undoubtedly one of the great actresses to embody the traditional “femme fatales” of the noir of the 1940s, usually with memorable performances.
9º – Gilda (Charles Vidor, 1946)After having his life saved by a casino owner, a crook has the opportunity to work as a local manager. However, after a strange bond of friendship is formed between the two, an attractive woman will stand in their way, forming a deadly love triangle. ‘Gilda’, a masterpiece noir of the 1940s, works with an unretouchable plot, exposing buildings of characters that fascinate and conclusions always exacerbated. In charge of the central character, Glenn Ford has a striking performance. However, the highlight of the film goes to the performance of Rita Hayworth, embodying one of the most emblematic “femme fatales” in the history of cinema. Behind the scenes there is a story that Humphrey Bogart would have rejected the character played by Ford, claiming that any actor who stood next to Rita would be completely overwhelmed by her talent and beauty.
8º – The Devil (Andrzej Zulawski, 1972)During the 18th century in Poland, a young man belonging to a noble family receives the unexpected help of a strange man and a kind of nun, escaping from prison and death. During his escape, we will see the young man’s relationship with his degenerating family bow, the figure of a society in ruins and, also, his uncoherent behavior. ‘The Devil’ follows all the aura of madness inherent to Andrzej Zulawski’s cinema, elevating a plot that bothers the spectator with his decisions about the tortuous paths of the protagonist.
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