curtiz, flynn and rains team up again. though flynn and rains are both quite good, i think the star of the picture is curtiz and korngold. curtiz’s direction is great, ambitious stuff and korngold’s score elevates the film at every turn. for anyone who thinks soderbergh invented the use of the yellow filter to indicate a latin american setting…watch this film. of course curtiz wasn’t the first to use different colors to indicate a change in location. griffith did it with intolerance, twenty plus years earlier and someone may have done it even before that.
there’s a bit of a slow patch about an hour through the film, but it picks up again when flynn is captured.
it’s a fun film that’s shot really well.