Nov. 3, 2008, 4:51 a.m. CST
by Brandon Gable
Congrats on 5 months, Quint! Another excellent review for an excellent movie. Looking forward to more of the same, keep it up!
Nov. 3, 2008, 5:19 a.m. CST
Nov. 3, 2008, 5:46 a.m. CST
and Bernard Herrman's score is the best ever written for a film.
Nov. 3, 2008, 5:46 a.m. CST
but I'm still amazed at the amount of classic films you haven't seen.
Nov. 3, 2008, 6:57 a.m. CST
on wikipedia, especially the rubella bit..
Nov. 3, 2008, 9:02 a.m. CST
Here's to five more. I don't understand how you are able to do it, but I'm glad you do. I will be sure to blame you when the shitty remake of this film comes out. And seeing that you missed Mad World (!?!) and Meatballs makes me weep for your deprived childhood!
Nov. 3, 2008, 9:05 a.m. CST
and realized it was NOT "Up the Academy" and I got-a so sad!
Nov. 3, 2008, 9:29 a.m. CST
As for a remake, they'd really need to get all the right people (writer, director, actors, composer, etc) on board to make it as good as the original. Unfortunately, Hollywood doesn't exactly have a great track record with remakes.
Nov. 3, 2008, 10:23 a.m. CST
by Adelai Niska
Rex Harrison in his unique voice repeated describing his love of seamen. That's all I rememeber, having seen it once about 2 years ago.
Nov. 3, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST
Shame on me. But I remember Edward Mulhare being pretty New England sea captainish, Hope Lange Milf-tastic, and Charles Nelson Reilly his usual self.
Nov. 3, 2008, 11:17 a.m. CST
Plays as a gender-reversal version of this film.
Nov. 3, 2008, 11:32 a.m. CST
did a video based on this movie. Really nice too. I love this film so much. Harrison was perfect, everything was perfect. I cry like a little girl at the end everytime. It's a bittersweet story. And I hope they never remake it. It's perfect the way it is. Why taint it? Knowing how things are in Hollywood right now they'd probably have Sacha Cohen play the Capt. (gag)
Nov. 3, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST
I've been a sucker for this film from the first time I saw it when I was only a teenager. Harrison and Tierney are magical together. I love the ambience created by the cinematography, directing and score. A beautiful film in every way.
Nov. 3, 2008, 12:51 p.m. CST
by Ninja Nerd
I've never been a fan of Rex Harrison, probably because I thought "Dr. Doolittle" was kinda weird and creepy. But this film with Gene Tierney is simply marvelous. I watch this every time it comes on cable. And I'm sorry, but "Just Like Heaven" is not even close to being in the same league as this one.
Nov. 3, 2008, 1:09 p.m. CST
Especially at the ending. But a HAPPY tear-jerker and NOT just a "chick flick." It really is a great classic of film. If you haven't seen it yet, rent it or download it.
Nov. 3, 2008, 5:01 p.m. CST
I never understood the nostalgic adoration for a lot of the 1940's actresses..except for Gene Tierney. She was absolutely stunning...a genuine goddess come down to earth to make us mere mortals salivate. And for the ultimate Tierney experience, you need, need to see "Leave Her To Heaven"...a gorgeous Technicolor film-noir (even if that sounds like a contradiction in terms.) It was the "Fatal Attraction" of its day...Tierny played an alluring possessive psycho who wreaks all kinds of misery and death around her poor husband (Cornel Wilde). For pure, creepy broad-daylight madness, you've got to savor the "lake" scene where Tierney attempts to bond with Wilde's beloved, crippled teenage brother (played by Darryl Hickman, brother Dwayne("Dobie Gillis"). If you love "Muir" and you haven't seen this yet...get it and watch it NOW.
Nov. 3, 2008, 5:06 p.m. CST
That's a huge part of what makes this film the classic it is. You will never hear a more lush, achingly heartbreaking score that what Herrmann accomplished for this film. On CD, the late Elmer Bernstein conducted a superb full re-recording of it. The absolute best.
I love this movie. Keep up the good work Quint!
Nov. 3, 2008, 5:45 p.m. CST
by Spacker Dave
I can't take them anymore.
Nov. 3, 2008, 5:59 p.m. CST
Regarding Hermann's score... my brother walked in while I was watching this and, out of sight of the TV and just heard Hermann's score (the love theme) and asked, "Are you watching Star Wars?" Heh. Sorry for ignoring him in the review. I should have made mention.
Nov. 3, 2008, 7:24 p.m. CST
Hollywood doesn't make poetic films like this anymore. The TV series was more in the "Bewitched" mold, but stood well on its own.
Nov. 3, 2008, 9:06 p.m. CST
Gene Tierney was drop-dead gorgeous, Harrison was a man's man, and they are great together. And ditto on Herrmann's score - it could easily have won the Oscar, it it had been nominated. Wonderful movie - thanks, Quint.
No fooling, this is my favorite movie ever.<p>Quint, how can you praise the film's visuals without mentioning the cinematographer, Charles Lang? Nobody shot ghost stories better, from DEATH TAKES a HOLIDAY to THE UNINVITED.<p>And throw a bone to Bernard Herrmann's enthralling musical score, too.
Nov. 8, 2008, 11:59 a.m. CST
Okay, I'll read the thread before posting next time. it's just that this movie gets me all het up.<p>Regarding remakes, Sean Connery spent about ten years trying to get a project off the ground. Imagine him with, say, Michelle Pfeiffer around the time of RUSSIA HOUSE... "What we've missed! What we've both missed!"