Original Name: Prizzi's Honor
Direction: John Huston
Script: Janet Roach and Richard Condon
Length: 130 minutes
In a recent interview with brazilian journalist Marília Gabriela, humorist Danilo Gentili, also brazilian, said that "every joke has a target". In "Prizzi's Honor", the "target" are the sicilians.
Jack Nicholson, through slight inclinations with his head, dialogues with the mouth ajar and an italian accent little apparent, failed to resemble a sicilian, but contributed greatly to the comic plot.
Kathleen Turner is also great. The feelings of her character overflows, making her performance look like exaggerated interpretations observed in theater, something that is also very funny.
Angelica Huston, in turn, is an authentic sicilian to our eyes. The accent is perfect and its physical characteristics, such as large nose and her long black hair, give an italian side to her character.
Both she and her father, John Huston, are unique professionals in what they do. In addition to "Prizzi's Honor", John has directed over 40 films throughout his life and also participated in dozens of other films as actor, writer or narrator.
Click here to read Cinéma par Fleur's review about the movie "The Battle of San Pietro" (1945), also directed by John Huston.