Saturday, March 21, 2009

Saturday Night Cinema

Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains
Date: 1946
Director: Alfred Hitchcock

This is my favorite movie.
This film has espionage, German bad guys, and Cary Grant. It has love, jealousy and the famous kissing scene. The censors wouldn't allow a kiss longer than 3 seconds so Hitch blocked an incredible scene where Grant and Bergman kiss for 3 minutes with dialogue interspersed. The camera never leaves them and there are no cuts.Keira and I viewed it last night and agreed that Bergman playing with Cary Grant's ear definitely makes up for any misgivings we might have had as to her fitness as leading lady.
The filming and plot of this film are superb. I can't say enough good about it except watch it.

Even though this was filmed in 1946 there are several not so nice allusions to the heroine's "virtue" or lack there of so be warned.

Note to self: Never cross Cary Grant in love, he can be viciously cruel.

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