Tuesday, September 7, 2010

While Watching "Now, Voyager"...


...I couldn't help but wonder if a movie like this could be made in our times. Hell if it would've been made a few years after it was made.
The first part of the movie now would be turned into a satire or a parody a la Ugly Betty while the second part, which is unarguably fucked up would have been a perfect vehicle for Glenn Close in the 80's.
Why is it then that given its historical context and despite the fact that we don't need to try hard to see beyond its sentimentalism and lush manipulation, it works such wonders?
Now excuse me while I go wipe my tears.

3 comments:

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

How's this for blasphemy...? This is my favourite Bette performance.

Anonymous said...

Walt Whitman 289 The Untold Want

ThE untold want, by life and land ne’er granted,
Now, Voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find.

Jose said...

Now don't call yourself a blasphemer Andrew, it's a terrific performance! My third fave of hers, my fave is "The Letter".

Thanks for sharing the verse anonymous!