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boulderman

[Personal reference that I rewatched this today 14th Feb 2022]
2 years 4 months ago
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DisneyStitch

Not quite as enjoyable for me compared to the vast majority of Hitchcock's movies. The first half of the film is rather slow and pacing is a major issue. The screen chemistry between Bergman and Grant is good yet seemed rushed in an odd way. They bicker, trade barbs, and get unbelievably jealous over each other's affection like they've been lovers for years when in reality it's been a few days since they met. It just didn't seem like there was enough buildup to support such strong emotion from between them. Claude Rains is a fine addition to the plot and the second half really picks up.
2 years 9 months ago
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Siskoid

Hitchcock's Notorious is a spy thriller filtered through a love triangle that makes everything more difficult for the protagonists. You really don't have to ask me twice to watch Ingrid Bergman in a movie, even if her accent's gonna be a little muddled (is it me, or is she doing "Hard American Dame" in the first scene? - well, I know people who switch to a British accent when they're drunk, so maybe). She's sent into a nest of Nazis who have scurried to South America based on her treasonous father's associations, meant to seduce Claude Rains, which is a problem because she and Cary Grant have (naturally) fallen in love. So she can do the deed, Grant patriotically rejects her, and from then on, it's all heightened emotions and edge-of-your-seat film making. I found myself gripped watching a wine bottle slowly slip off a shelf, or leaning in at insert shots of keys and cups. And man, Hitch is really pushing at the Hays Code's limits in this one. Bergman is not-not... Notorious! Oh sorry, how did that song come into my head? While the plot can sometimes be a little abrupt on some points, it's Hitchcock being Hitchcock and working with a stellar cast, so I can forgive it.
3 years 1 month ago
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deckard.

another weaker piece of hitchcock that is ruined by silly romance.
3 years 6 months ago
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max-scl

Why "seƱorita" if they're in Brazil?
4 years 6 months ago
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Josh_Glover

I liked the sinister ending of the closed door that made me feel a little sympathetic towards Alexander.
10 years ago
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nick-samuel

Dat key shot...
10 years 3 months ago
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Angellike

@dyin2live, I agree with (some of) your thoughts, especially regarding the spy-business, definitely leaves something to be desired.

As for the movie, it was descent, providing some feelings of suspense but in my mind there was something missing. It's hard to put a finger on it, perhaps a fleshing out of the spoiler
10 years 8 months ago
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SLionsCricket

Being a sucker for Hitchcock movies, loving each and every one of them, I was looking forward to Notorious for three reasons

1) Hitchcock is the director
2) Cary Grant is in it and he is a great actor, especially in other Hitchcock movies
3) Ingrid Bergman from Casablanca is in the movie and she is just a fantastic actress

At the end of the film: Was blown away!
11 years 4 months ago
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dyin2live

Found the storyline to be extremely frustrating.

spoiler

I understand that Cary Grant is a highly regarded actor. But I do not agree that he is fit for every role. He plays an overconfident dick very well. So he was perfect for films such as Bringing up Baby, Arsenic and Old Lace, and personal favorite His Girl Friday because each film called for an overconfident dick. This film needed a spy or just about anyone with common sense.

I apologize again for my rant. I just find that the members of this site do more to reconcile my feelings toward a movie better than imdb, where they correct my spelling/grammar and tell me that I am too young to appreciate film.
11 years 6 months ago
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Pallium Invisibilitatem

One of the those good
movies in which the female lead isnt irritating....
11 years 7 months ago
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airi86ja

Such a nice romanticism!

Ingrid Bergman so feminine and gorgeous! Fit perfectly for this intriguing Hitchcock's film.
11 years 10 months ago
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Scratch47

Cold and methodical. Acting and dialogue are superb.
12 years 2 months ago
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Paulorsadv

Perfect movie.
12 years 3 months ago
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Hippiemans

Great director, great cast, great story, great movie!
12 years 4 months ago

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