Friday, November 4, 2011

Cinema Tuesdays {Indiscreet}

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This 1958 Stanley Donen film stars Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman in their second pairing together as two older and somewhat wiser lovers. She is a famous stage actress, who is depressed over the thought that she might be alone for the rest of her life. Enter her sister and brother-in-law, who introduce her to a successful businessman turned diplomat. It's love at first sight.
Only Cary Grant says that he's separated and can't possibly get a divorce.
But no matter, and the couple enter into a few months of happy romance, while being careful to retain their reputations. He takes the flat downstairs and uses the services stairs rather than the elevator. Isn't that nice of him.
But then the brother-in-law reveals that Cary Grant is not married at all! In fact, he's determined to be a lifelong bachelor!
"How dare he make love to me and NOT be a married man!"
What will Ingrid Bergman do to get back at Cary Grant?
I think that Cary Grant is at his most charming and understated comedic best in this role and according to the IMDb trivia section, this was his favourite film of his, which is reason enough to watch it.

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See Cary Grant do the Duck Walk
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My favourite part of this film (aside from Cary Grant) is Ingrid Bergman's absolutely gorgeous apartment! Just look at the design, the mix of old and new and the colours. And the doors. I love the doors!
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Here is a clip of the famous bed scene to get around the censors. What is odd for a Code film is that it's made completely obvious and referred to multiple times that the characters were sleeping together but there were no consequences that came of it.

1 comment:

Andi B. Goode said...

The dancing scene had me in tears when I first watched this! But I think I need to watch it again as I don't recall being overly impressed otherwise, but as it's been so long I can't be more specific than that. I didn't even remember her fantastic apartment!
-Andi x