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5.0 out of 5 stars One of Hitch's Best, 1 Jan 2006
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This 1940 film was a star at the Oscars, winning two and gaining a raft of nominations in almost every class. Hitchcocks first Hollywood studio-bound feature, it oozes deft cinematography, eerie scenes, brilliant studio sets and acting. Of course it has that slick direction from Hitch that we've come to expect from later films. It's exciting, romantic, gothic, it even has a lesbian sub-plot, and shows a young dashing Olivier (before his over-acting days came..) and the ever-gorgeous Joan Fontaine. Each scene is exquisitely lit, the dialogue is succinct, incidental music is passionate and the book-based story intelligent. No matter that it's 1940 black and white, I'm 30 and found the film 'spine-tinglingly' enchanting.
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Initial post: 7 Mar 2009 17:45:12 GMT
F. Caroff says:
Hello, restored? french subtitles? Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Aug 2010 21:38:36 BDT
This version is restored, yes, with new 'period' titles, for some reason. I dont know if it has french subtitles.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2010 16:19:12 GMT
Ulf Claesson says:
One more question; does this release contain any of the documentary stuff which the US Criterion release had?

Thank you

Ulf C
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