[life is] much more quantum. People leap from one state to another and they don’t necessarily show a flicker of what they’ve been through. An awful lot of stage acting … is devoted to showing. But in life we don’t always show – and we often show the opposite of – what’s going on, what we’re really thinking. We may have suffered terrible tragedy but we walk in a room and nobody can see it on our face; nobody could ever know. We’re just there, in the moment with no idea of what’s to come.
Archives for October 2010
I tweeted about this film last night as I watched its closing moments. I just wanted to take a moment to briefly post here about what an imaginative, creative piece of cinema this was. As a fan of the television series “Bewitched” (which this film predates by 20 years or so), I really was taken in by the story of a witch mixing with a mortal and all the wondrous things that come with that.
The film was directed by René Clair and is based on the novel The Passionate Witch by Thorne Smith.
The supporting cast is also of note and includes the likes of Cecil Kellaway, Susan Hayward and the ever entertaining Robert Benchley.
For more information on this film, I refer you to the entry in the TCM Movie Database.