The Secret of Nikola Tesla- August 28th

The Secret of Nikola Tesla (1980)
Serbo-Croation/English- Biopic
Not Rated
Runtime- 97 min.
dir- Krsto Papic

And lo, there was no end to the strangeness…

Story/Writing: 1/2

Tesla certainly led an interesting life, but it isn’t translated to the screen very well in this effort. I didn’t feel very involved in what otherwise should have been exciting events.


Acting: 1/2

Orson Welles is welcome in his part as J.P Morgan, but the rest of the cast is a little shaky.

Photography/Set: 1/2

The interior sets feel a little theatrical and pre-fabricated, but the exteriors are good. The framing is all very static and a little slow.

Sound/FX: 1.5/2

Good on-set effects, which is definitely something that you have to nail in a movie like this one. The soundtrack isn’t bad, but I think they could have ramped up the emotional content just to add some excitement.

Misc: 1/2

Not bad, just boring.

VERDICT: 5.5/10

I’m no expert about Tesla, so I would be eager to know how historically accurate the film is  to real life.

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