Author Topic: Movie of the Week: Gaslight (1944)  (Read 5581 times)

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Re: Movie of the Week: Gaslight (1944)
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2011, 02:58:17 PM »
I have the 1940 version on the tivo, but I haven't had a chance to watch it yet.

I saw the '44 version a few years ago and liked it, but wasn't crazy for it.  Robin Wood really liked it, he called it the ultimate Ingrid Bergman film in his Hitchcock book, her star persona being built around the conflict between the audience's admiration for her healthiness (youth and beauty and earthiness) and our joy/horror in seeing her punished by having those same qualities taken away or corrupted.  Gaslight is the ultimate example of this, but also Notorious and Under Capricorn.  Thus also the big backlash against her for the Rossellini affair.
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Re: Movie of the Week: Gaslight (1944)
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2011, 06:36:50 PM »
"Are you gaslighting me?" was a popular phrase when I was growing up.  I haven't heard it in years, but I still think of it when certain things happen around me. 

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Re: Movie of the Week: Gaslight (1944)
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2011, 06:42:14 PM »
I'm having the same problem jim has - my library has the 1940 version, but not this one. :(

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Re: Movie of the Week: Gaslight (1944)
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2011, 05:42:41 PM »
Double check the DVD.  The copy I got from my library had 1940 as the only date on the case.  But when I looked at the disc, I noted happily that it had the 1940 on one side and the 1944 on the other side.  I only watched the 1944 because it wasn't so inspired that I wanted to watch it twice back to back.  My favorite part of the film was the performances, anyway.
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Re: Movie of the Week: Gaslight (1944)
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2011, 10:10:25 AM »
@oldkid  I just noticed the same thing with my library copy!

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Re: Movie of the Week: Gaslight (1944)
« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2011, 12:26:57 PM »
@oldkid  I just noticed the same thing with my library copy!

There ya go :)
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