PHAEDRA (Jules Dassin, 1962)

Florid, arty updating of the ancient Greek myth that feeds off of the celebrity love affair between shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis and opera diva Maria Callas. Director Jules Dassin can find no other basis for tackling the tangled material. Mass deaths, suicide, lesbianism, adultery with a hint of incest: with all this, how did he […]