WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

I Donít Want To Talk About It

Reviewed In Issue 15 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Marcello Mastoianni, Luisina Brando.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 2.5
Sound Rating: 2.5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Columbia/TriStar Home Video
(Catalog Number): 72656
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $$34.95
(Running Time In Minutes): 102
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Theatrical Release): 1994
(LD Release Date): 5/1/95
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Maria Luisa Bemberg
(Screenplay/Written By): Maria Luisa Bemberg & Jorge Goldenberg
(Story): NA
(Music): Nicola Piovani
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Jorge Sarudiansky
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(Editor): Juan Carlos Macias
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(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): Roberto Cicutto & Vincenzo Deleo
(Producers): Oscar Kramer

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.66:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.60:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Mono Sound
(Theatrical Sound): Optical Mono
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
I Donít Want To Talk About It is a love story about an older man and a much young-er woman who also happens to be a dwarf. Marchello Mastroianni plays a sophisticated world traveler who has retired to a small town and is attracted to the brightest, most talented woman there, a dwarf (Alejandra Podesta), who has led a sheltered life protected by her horribly possessive and arrogant mother. In a Fellini-esque twist of fate they discover each other. Mastroianniís character is a man of mystery who loves her be-cause sheís the only sensitive, educated, and creative person in the town with which he can converse and share stories. The ensuing tale is a story of love and human interaction and is a joy to behold.

LaserDisc Picture:
The matted 1.60:1 picture is uneven in vis-ual quality with noise and grain in the darker scenes, inconsistent fleshtones, and a filtered undersaturated rendering of color. The element appears to be a print of poor quality.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The sound is undistinguished mono.
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