- Language: Castilian
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- ASIN: B003JMOF3Y
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It (1927) Clara Bow - Region 2
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Region 2 Spanish import, with English captions. Based on the short story by Elinor Glyn this is the film that gave Clara Bow the title the 'It' girl as she steals the show with a performance full of movement and energy expressing sexual interest by gentle touches, flicks and pats at her man.
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having done a bit of reserch on Clara her upbringing was horrific, abject povery and abusive parent(s)
She always knew she would be a star , from her background and coming from the slums of Brooklyn on paper she did not stand a chance .
Handing a tatty 2 cent Photograph in person to a casting session in NY and getting recall after recall she finally won a part , the scene was cut , her school (mates) ridiculed her , accusing her of lying , she was tough she had to be . "I can lick any Boy my size"
This film was the making of a star , it was made in 1927 , and lost until the 1960s what a gem it is ,Clara is charming , you will fall in love with her a sex symbol ? but her personality just shines through . the three main lead Actors are great ,Antonio Moreno the love interest does a great job
but William Austin blows him out of the water in the acting stakes , the story has a lot of twists and turns , and for a silent film is highly entertaining The musical score by Carl Davis will be in your head long after the closing credits .
Clara's life in many ways was tragic ,a subject of betrayal scandal , and used and abused by her co stars and directors she was 21 when she made this film how she is now largely forgotten (Betty Boo ) was based on her (She plays Betty in the film , i guess thats where they got the name from ?
The Film the Artist was loosely based on Clara a lot of her mannerisms can be seen in Bérénice Bejo performance .
Watch this film and keep Clara's memory alive
This is a film that people who have never watched, or wanted to watch, silent movies should see. It avoids a lot of the melodrama, over acted expressions and seriousness that a lot of silent films suffer from.
In my opinion, Clara Bow was a much better actress than she is often given credit for, she seems very natural on screen, despite having to exaggerate her expressions a little to get the meanings across without the use of dialogue. I also think this film would relate to a modern audience more than some other Silents which tend to go a bit overboard on emotional scenes. This is a quite a natural and 'fresh' film, despite being 85 years old!
Of course if you are of the opinion that 'old' films, silent films, or even black and white films (yes, I know a couple of people who won't watch black and white movies!!!) are not worth spending your time on, then this won't change your mind. Otherwise, give it a look, it's free to watch on Youtube if you don't want to spend £20 on the DVD!
I can't see it as a 'great' film, with a thin, and (even for it's time)
corny story of a salesgirl trying to win the heart of the handsome
rich owner of the store.
But the acting is subtle and real for a silent, and if Clara Bow really
isn't all that sexy, given that the film proclaims her the 'it' girl, she
is charming and likable.
It's one of those films that just made me smile, with it's good humor,
high energy, and surprisingly modern camera-work, even though I'd
hate to be in an argument defending it's merits as art.