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4.3 out of 5 stars
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4.3 out of 5 stars
A Place in the Sun [DVD] [1951]
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on 20 August 2017
Terrific extras as well. A 1983 clip from Shelley Winters and a fairly good interview with Elizabeth. George Stevens Jr has some interesting things to day as well.
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on 19 October 2013
This was a trip down memory lane, a bit disappointing as the quality of the recording wasn't very good, so it's not one I'd recommend, a bit like going to a place you remember as a child and then when you do it doesn't come up to your expectations.
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on 6 August 2017
great film 2 icons
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on 13 January 2015
Superb movie very moving story, actors excellent. Beautiful actress Liz Taylor, Montgomery Clift very moving and handsome
Excellent.

A Customer from France
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on 2 June 2017
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on 19 April 2017
Very slow to start but because of the quality of the stars well worth viewing
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on 1 April 2011
An enaging and a good film,the actors are in their youth and have that early 'hunger' to become their characters. It is a very disturbing film. I would actually say, Taylor gives one of the better performances of her career in this film.
It does remind us of just how inflexible the social divides and economical divisions were and how they counted even with blood relations and even in a 'classless society' as America is and has often been referred to as.

The exploration of the rich and the not rich is stark in its realism, expressed by the emotions, desires and frustrations of the Montgomery Clift character and the girlfriend played by a young Shelley Winters, particularly as she is only too well aware of their separate choices, and hers are so limited compared to the boyfriend.

The torment that the couple feel is wonderfully acted. This film fits into the genre of 30/50s themes of 'injustices posited by society onto the poor'. Rather than focus entirely for drama on the court scenario, the film stays with the people and their relationships, leading up to and after the crime, ending with the final scenario of the condemned man. Very important and moving, definitely a very haunting film.
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on 20 February 2015
thank you very much
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on 23 December 2002
'A Place in the Sun' is rumoured to be classic Hollywood melodrama, but refamiliarizing oneself with George Stevens' film shows it to be so much more than just melodrama. There are infinite subleties in the elaborate construction that is 'Place in the Sun', gorgeous cinematography and a smoothly luxurious cutting technique that, for a while at least, makes you think you are following a rather artificial love story about two beautiful doomed people, where in fact the tragedy unfolds in a relentness, downbeat manner that makes you almost choke with pain. Elizabeth Taylor (and I was never a fan to put it mildly) is brilliant, and Montgomery Clift overcomes the limitations of method acting.
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on 30 March 2015
can't say, it was a present
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