JackFavell wrote:Yes, it is definitely a saudade feeling in the book... I will definitely watch that series as soon as I am done reading the excellent novel. And then I will see if I can get a copy of that Haunted Screen movie book. I think you and I are closest as far as these films are concerned, they are my favorite sub-genre of classic film.
I can't wait for you to see Lang's Liliom, to hear what you have to say. It's very very different from the Borzage version.
I also feel the connection WEN. Portrait of Jennie is my number one favorite film of all time and Letter is among the top five as well...I have already seen Lang's version and revisited Borzage's film as well; I posted a couple of commentso my FB wall. I loved Lang's film 9/10. For me it has one of Boyer's finest performances ever.
kingrat wrote:Feaito, you might like Truly, Madly, Deeply. Give it a try. Anthony Minghella is a good director, Juliet Stevenson is quite good as the widow, and Alan Rickman is surprisingly attractive cast against type in a romantic role.
And what other film has the line, "I can't believe these dead people are in my living room watching videos"?
Thanks for the recommendation Kingrat. I'll look for it. Rickman is a great actor. I can't understand why the author included "Ghost" along with such treasures as Jennie, Letter, Wuthering Heights, Ghost and Mrs. Muir et al. It'd be like including and/or comparing "Pretty Woman" along/with "The Lady Eve".