Cinema: Blunted Point

NIJINSKY

Directed by Herbert Ross

Screenplay by Hugh Wheeler

This movie implies that Vaslav Nijinsky, the legendary dancer, was driven into his famous madness by a combination of overwork and heterosexuality. The former, it says, was a direct result of his consuming ambition to be a choreographer. The latter came from his involvement with Romola de Pulszky, portrayed as a rather silly society girl who joins Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes with the express purpose of seducing the dancer. After a number of rather tedious misunderstandings with the impresario (who is also his lover), Nijinsky...

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