Iconic actors and a maze of plot twists on Criterion Blu-ray
The Great Owl, blu-ray.com
9 July 2013
Excerpt: Stanley Donen's 1963 comedic suspense film, Charade, is one of the most entertaining and classy films that I've seen in the Criterion queue, and a smile never left my face while I watched the multiple twists unfold during the story. I watched Charade for the first time tonight when I was in a sleepy frame of mind, but the movie quickly captivated me into alert attention.
Excerpt: Charade (Criterion) Director: Stanley Donen Writers: Peter Stone, Peter Stone Mains: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn and Walter Matthau "Whats your real name?" Plot (IMDb): Romance and suspense in Paris, as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust? My Take: This review might be a little short because i saw the movie about 4 days ago and just got around to writing a review.
Excerpt: The pairing of Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn is one of the greatest of the old Hollywood era and certainly one of my favorites. Working from a script turned down by seven studios that was then reworked and turned into a Redbook short story that found its way into a full novel that was finally turned into a script by Peter Stone, Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn find romance, suspense, murder, and money and not always in that order in Director Stanley Singin' in the Rain...
Excerpt: Charade to me isn't the most enchanting film; however it does have its moments. It always seemed to be the type of film to watch during a lazy winter Sunday afternoon. Needless to say I've owned both previous Criterion DVD releases of the film, always finding myself revisting the film. If you are an Audrey Hepburn fan than this film will be a welcomed Blu-Ray in your collection. Image quality can differ throughout the film.
Summary: Well done the Lido cinema for showing this classic again. I'd seen it a number of times, it's one of my favourite movies, but the opportunity to see it on the big screen is wonderful. They don't make movies that ooze as much charm as this anymore.
Summary: A great film classic and adored by a lot of people. But I was raised on epic special effects and old films are closer to theater and seem too slow for me. For someone of my age (19) it was a bit boring.