Sunday, June 24, 2018

My Magnificent Obsession

Re: My screening of the classic 1954 feature film Magnificent Obsession - directed by Douglas Sirk (birth name: Hans Detlef Sierck). a good way.

Everything was eating Sugar Puffs cereal. While restrained, the acting was screaming passions; and obsessions.

The plotting almost convinced me I was watching an episode of General Hospital.

Frank Skinner's music perfectly compliments Russell Metty's colours. Sometimes the music will play against the melodramatics in films like this so as not to give Type-2. But it works here.

Nice touch: having the eye surgeons all conversing amongst themselves in their native German after they test Helen's eyes. Not the typical Hollywood treatment....especially at that time.

Next: All I Desire

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