Film Comment - 09/30/2004
"[The film] impresses today by the purity of its visual storytelling and the tact of its corroborating voiceover narration."
Sight and Sound - 11/01/2004
"[T]he approach is surprisingly sincere as he charts the gradual shift in Crusoe's moral and spiritual perspective."
While on a trip to acquire a boatload of slaves, Robinson Crusoe's (Dan O'Herlihy) ship is wrecked upon the shore of a remote island. There, he must learn to survive with the help of his slave, Friday. Director Luis Bunuel injects his adaptation of Daniel Dafoe's classic adventure novel with compelling elements of morality and religion. O'Herlihy was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance. This was both Bunuel's first color film and his only English language production.
Based On A Novel |