Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:31 am
greystoke wrote:Notorious is among Hitchcock's finest pictures, in my opinion. It's also one of his most subtle, keeping intrigue to the fore and tension on a knife's edge, as the events of the film unfold, gradually allowing a marvellous plot to thicken -- the scene in the wine cellar is wholly engrossing. Ben Hecht's script is first-rate, of course; as are the three leading actors -- Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains. All perfectly cast, especially Grant and Rains. Whilst, Bergman brings layers of emotional resonance and sympathy to a difficult role that frequently challenges expectations. In many ways, she was never better. The Blu-ray release is very, very good. MGM have done a fine job with this film, Spellbound and Rebecca on the format.
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