I’ve been trying to delay my viewing of this because its one of my mum’s favourite movie and I wanted to watch it with her. Have you ever watched someone when they’re watching a movie they love? It’s a beautiful sight to me.
Anyways, this is one of the best ‘old-black-and-white’ movies I’ve seen, I wasn’t bored for one minute, its fast paced for a noir movie and the storyline is very interesting; a guy flies over to Venice [post-World War II, its separated into 4 different zones run by winning allies] for a job with his best friend only to find out he’d died. It all seems too fishy though so the best friend goes on a little investigation. It really made me think about what I would do if it were my best friend, Sarah.
I’m going to say another two things about this movie but it will spoil the end if you have never seen it before so I’d recommend you don’t read on unless you know what happens!
I was so happy when Harry was revealed to be alive! And what a reveal is was! Anna saying the cat only liked Harry and then we see the cat by someone’s shoes then Harry’s face is revealed by the window opening and lit hitting his face. I really love the smile Harry, Orson Welles, gives Holly. it’s a cheeky smile but it also felt like an ‘I’m-alright-don’t-worry’ smile. The way the whole movie was shot and written is very clever because we’re all lead to believe that Harry was dead and because of all the dodgy people and stories, we think he’s probably been murdered.
Would you shoot your best friend if they were on the run for diluting penicillin and causing sick children/people to stay sick? I know I couldn’t. I’d had them in to the police but I couldn’t shoot her. I don’t know why Holly did it but I guess no one can fully know what they’re going to do in that situation till they’re IN that situation which I hope I, and you, are never in.
206/212 – 6 TO GO!!!!