Ooh, an early Lubitsch film, which sadly I haven't seen. It looks like a good one though. I'll keep an eye out for it. I've never seen one of his silent films. I wonder if the "Lubitsch touch" is as obvious in them as in the sound films?
The "Lubitsch touch" is definitely evident in this film - in Lubitsch's portrayal of modern marriage and the dynamics between the sexes in a comedic, witty manner - but his 30s film are really exemplary of his style.
Casomai (if by chance). A movie that all the couples should watch before getting married.
Haven't seen this, but I love what it's about and think you're probably right in terms of those who want to marry benefiting from seeing it.
You've reminded me of the wonderful scene in The Best Years of Our Lives where Teresa Wright chastises her parents for not understanding her conflict over her love for Dana Andrews, and they gently explain to her (bad paraphrasing here, sorry) how many times they had to fall in love all over again in order to save their marriage.
I like this quote from Keeping the Faith. Milos Forman plays a priest and tells a younger colleague (Edward Norton) this:
The truth is you can never tell yourself there is only one thing you could be. If you are a priest or if you marry a woman it's the same challenge. You cannot make a real commitment unless you accept that it's a choice that you keep making again and again and again.
Kramer is more of a movie about divorced coupled kids but ok, I like the pick.
Rebecca, yes sir, you could definitely call it a masterpiece about marriage!!! And if you ask me, it's more about Olivier's previous marriage, the one with Rebecca, not that much about his second one.
Right on both counts, though I feel that Kramer is really about the dissolution of a marriage that hasn't really ended yet, and doesn't until the film ends. But that's just me. Maybe the kid is the tie that binds.
Have never seen Dodsworth (how can that be??), but I really appreciate The Way We Were. I think Streisand is particularly wonderful in that. And the story is very interesting to me with all its varied elements - anti-war protests, Hollywood, the Blacklist and all. It's the perfect backdrop to explore a complicated marriage.
Always loved this one. I think Bette Davis is great, of course, but so is Claude Rains. It's one of his finest efforts, in my opinion. And I love the rather heartbreaking story built around the theme of redemption. Deeply moving in the end.
Not the happiest of marriages, to put it mildly, but still.
Have not seen this one, hugo, but it sounds wonderful. Thanks for the recommendation, and I'll definitely keep an eye out for it.
It's a very long movie, so long, that later was divided into a miniseries. The Minseries run is 640 minutes!!! That was common in Europe during the 70s. and 80s. For example Das Foot (1981) later was remade as a miniseries, including some new scenes.- But a wonderful one movie, Jadwiga Baranska is exquisite as the main lead.-
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