Guys and gals, please! I barely saw anything from 1943 and I need some suggestions. I've only seen: - The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp - Day of Wrath - The Ox-Bow Incident - The More the Merrier - Shadow of a Doubt
And that's it. Help me out - recommend some good 1943 films!
Ask and ye shall receive: Shadow of a Doubt Day of Wrath Angels of Sin Bataan The Constant Nymph Le Corbeau Cry Havoc! Destination Tokyo Edge of Darkness Five Graves to Cairo Flesh and Fantasy For Whom the Bell Tolls The Ghost Ship Heaven Can Wait The Human Comedy Jane Eyre This Land is Mine The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Madame Curie The More the Merrier Obsession The Outlaw The Ox-Bow Incident The Phantom of the Opera Sahara So Proudly We Hail! The Song of Bernadette Watch on the Rhine We Dive at Dawn
Post by therealcomicman117 on Apr 22, 2019 1:13:57 GMT
Some films from 1943 that I've seen, aside from those five you mentioned, and liked...
Air Force Cabin in The Sky Edge of Darkness Hangmen Also Die! Heaven Can Wait Hit The Ice I Walked With a Zombie Jane Eyre Journey Into Fear Lassie Come Home Madam Curie Old Acquaintance So Proudly We Hail Son of Dracula The Miracle of Morgan Creek The Song of Bernadette Watch on The Rhine
I haven't seen anything from '43 that's especially worthwhile, but my favorite is So Proudly We Hail!. Pretty hard hitting stuff about battlefield nurses in WW2. Veronica Lake goes for a meaty dramatic role and nails it pretty well, but the understated star is Claudette Colbert holding it all together.
My fav Visconti, his debut after working closely with Jean Renoir as his assistant, adapting the Postman Always Rings Twice a few years before the famous John Garfield version. Largely considered the first pic of Italian neorealism, not to mention influenced by French poetic realism and American film noir, it's also ahead of its time in regards to how Visconti sexually textures the characters. Took very, very long for this to find its due - Mussolini tried to completely destroy the negatives early on, and James M Cain's publishers (bc they never got the rights to the novel) refused it release in the US; so the American public didn't get to see this until 1977.....
Outside of what you've seen, Jane Eyre is where it's at -- Fontaine and Welles are so good together. I Walked with a Zombie and The Seventh Victim are classics in the horror genre. Heaven Can Wait is also worth checking out. I haven't seen The Song of Bernadette, Madame Curie or Hitler's Children in aggggges, but I remember the performances being really good, and I give Bonita Granville a win for the latter.