Friday, May 27, 2005

Philadelphia Story review

A thorough and thoughtful, albeit critical, Philadelphia Story review from "A Flickering Light".

As for Ehle, I am sorry to say that, beautiful though she certainly is, her performance here was one-dimensional and mono-register. At one point she says, “I don’t want to be worshipped, I want to be loved,” but frankly I couldn’t imagine anyone wanting to do either. It’s doubtless unfair to compare her performance with Hepburn’s – and I agree with those critics who praised her choice not simply to attempt to present a carbon copy of Hepburn’s voice and mannerisms. [more]

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