#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Novelist Richard Harland and socialite Ellen Berent meet on a train to New Mexico. They are immediately attracted to each other, soon fall in love and decide to get married, about which everyone they know is happy except Ellen’s fiancé back home, politician Russell Quinton. However, Richard and Ellen’s love for each other is different than that of the other as Ellen demonstrates in the manner which she tells everyone of their impending marriage. Ellen’s love for Richard is an obsessive, possessive one, much like the love she had for her now deceased father, who Richard physically resembles. Ellen wants Richard all to herself and resents anyone who even remotely takes a place in his life and heart, even if his love for that person is not a romantic one. These people include most specifically Richard’s physically disabled teen-aged brother Danny Harland, Ellen’s own adopted sister Ruth Berent, and a young man neither has gotten a chance to really know yet. After time, Richard learns to what extent Ellen will go to get what she wants, she who always wins.
Plot: A young novelist, Richard Harland, meets beautiful Ellen Berent on a train where they fall in love and are soon married. When tragedies take first his handicapped young brother, then his unborn son from him, Harland gradually realises that his wife’s insane jealousy may be the cause of the tragedies in his life. Yet another shock awaits them all, as Ellen’s emotions become uncontrollable.
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Color Time Travel – A film that must be experienced on the Big Screen
No one can watch this without remembering Gene Tierney’s searing blue eyes, Jeanne Crain’s face of innocence, or Cornel Wilde (lightyears from The Naked Prey) here looking like a photo of Pierre & Gilles come to life. It’s 110 minutes of color-time-travel basking in the surreally saturated Technicolor palette of the mid 40’s.
For those who have been denied the experience of watching the recently restored version with a rapt audience on a big screen as happened April 26, 2008 at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre, I can only hope you’ll contact a film preservation-minded theater in your area.
Though I’ve watched this film on DVD, nothing prepared me for the impact of the big screen. The closeups alone will take your breath away.
Is it melodrama or is it noir?–leave that to Heaven!
This is the kind of film you have to watch understanding the time in which it was made. Talking pictures were only just under twenty years old and people did not realize that film required techniques different from the stage. Two of the leads (Tierney and Price) were both stage actors and were taught to play in the large style that was part of the time and was what audiences expected, as were the grand emotional gestures in the plot of this picture and others, and the ever-present music.
Stage productions at that time mostly all had incidental music, specially written for them (one example is Paul Bowles’ score for the Broadway stage production of “The Glass Menagerie”), performed live, in the theater.
This film has a particularly effective score by Alfred Newman, though loud and melodramatic by today’s standards, using an ostinato timpani figure, a kind of throbbing heartbeat, and the musical intervallic motive of the descending augmented fourth, the “tritone”, which in the middle ages was called the “Devil in Music”, to express the darker side of the lead character’s motives and persona.
So we should be careful in watching films like this, to understand the context and try to put ourselves in the place of the audiences of that time. If one does, this is a grand experience, with top-notch performances, cinematography, writing and music. Stretch your mind and heart to fit the big emotions and seemingly impossible plot turns, imagine yourself watching this in a huge theater, with hundreds if not thousands of others, on a huge screen, with a very powerful sound system, and suddenly it works.
Of course, this is a vehicle for a “star” actress, and Tierney rises to the occasion admirably, holding your attention in every scene she’s in, by her beauty and her sheer magnetism on the screen. On the DVD commentary for it, the actor who appeared opposite Tierney as the young boy Danny belittles her “technical” acting approach (that is, working from the outside in, rather than using the inner-directed “Method” developed around that time in America by Lee Strasberg, taking and often misunderstanding and misinterpreting techniques developed in Russia by Constantin Stanislavsky) and he says that, in scenes, she gave nothing to the actor (himself) playing opposite her.
Well, first, that’s the character she’s playing, icy cold, with a “flat affect”, as written. As a relatively inexperienced film actress, she was possibly one of those actors who cannot get out of character between shots or while resting on a shoot. In retrospect we know of her serious mental problems which manifested later, and perhaps this role was just too close for comfort!
Considering that, watching her playing from this distance, I think she does very well, always present in the scene and listening, with only a very few moments of self-conscious posing. I think Mr Hickman has an ax to grind here; in fact, he does, and he goes as far as to advertise his own teaching practice and book about acting!
Let’s face it, when we think of this picture and others like it, after all, we remember Tierney, her beauty, her strong screen presence and her vulnerability as the character, not his performance, good as it is.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min)
Genre Drama, Film-Noir, Romance, Thriller
Director John M. Stahl
Writer Jo Swerling (screenplay), Ben Ames Williams (novel)
Actors Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations.
Production Company Twentieth Century Fox
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Camera Technicolor Three-Strip Camera
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,031 m (11 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm