Notorious

12°C, clear.


Hitchcock film (1946): Strange how they used to make them. Cary Grant’s performance was the big puzzle for me- he was an actor right? that means he was paid to act- not just read out his lines. Or is that how they did things back in the 40s? It felt, to me, like I was watching a football manager talking, all I wanted was for the guy to say it as if he meant it. It’s true that modern films from the US are typecast, full of unadventurous clichés and mostly un-creative; but so was this- from a master director too. I didn’t dislike the film overall, but Cary Grant’s performance was hopeless.

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