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sat 2005-aug-27 12:49:59 pdt
posted by IPHY
Yeah. When watching older films one has to remember that the whole freaking industry was a lot less mature. So, you get things like the long, long, long look at the hair on the woman and the hair in the painting. And then someone mentioning it later, just to be sure.
I remember a friend of mine showed Casablanca to a young woman he was courting at the time. Afterward he asked her how she liked it and she remarked that she liked it fine "but it was very cliche." How do you explain that all those cliches are cliches _now_ of that movie?
For the record, I like the ending. But it would be hard to explain why without serious spoilers -- something I tend not to avoid doing when talking about movies made in 1958, but I'll respect your lead in your journal.
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