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"Torn Curtain" is an excellent suspenseful adventure.
on 15 June 2012
---(THE FILM)---One of the recurring themes of Alfred Hitchcock's movies is the plight of a common, decent man caught in uncommon circumstances. Torn Curtain is no exception.
In this reaction to James Bondism, Paul Newman plays world famous scientist Michael Armstrong who goes to an international congress of physics in Copenhagen with his fiancee/assistant Sarah Sherman (Julie Andrews). While there, she mistakenly picks up a message meant for him, and discovers that he is defecting to East Berlin in order to get funding for his pet project. Or is he?
That's the answer Sarah and the audience discover as 'Hitch' directs this action thriller behind the Iron Curtain...
WHAT CAN I SAY?
"Torn Curtain" is an excellent suspenseful adventure. Paul Newman has a great performance in the role of a scientist obsessed to resolve the problem with some missiles
This hardly ever appears in the lists of the master's best films, but it is a real gem - superbly acted, inventively filmed with great music, dialogue and plot. Julie Andrews and Paul Newman work really well together - a very sexy scene early in the film is a delight, filmed in extreme close-up. And Lila Kedrova's cameo is Oscar worthy. This is also a memorable look at the Cold War at its height,you sense the absurdity of the situation. And there is a murder scene of unbelievable savagery -The most memorable scene is the bus pursuit sequence, and the theater audience turning into an hysterical mob when Newman yells "fire" is a great Hitchcock moment.One of his best cameo appearances too.
Also The movie is also correct in so many other ways. For example is it good to see, that the Germans speak German and the Danes speak Danish in contrast to so many other movies, where they just speak English with an accent
(Torn Curtain) Is a top Espionage drama from the Exciting Sixties Cold War Spy Thriller from director Alfred Hitchcock it's still an exciting and extremely well made picture, with a good story its full of tension and suspense which will have you on the edge of your seat.