Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Movie Review: Spellbound
Dr. Constance Petersen (Ingrid Bergman) is a psychiatrist with a firm understanding of human nature-or so she thinks. When the mysterious Dr. Anthony Edwardes (Gregory Peck) becomes the new chief of staff at her institution, the bookish and detached Constance plummets into a whirlwind of tangled identities and feverish psychoanalysis, where the greatest risk is to fall in love. A transcendent love story replete with taut excitement and startling imagery, Spellbound is classic Hitchcock, featuring stunning performances, an Academy Award(r)-winning score by Miklos Rozsa, and a captivating dream sequence by Surrealist icon Salvador Dali.
The acting in this movie was great. Ingrid Bergman, who played Dr. Peterson, was wonderful in her role. They way she demonstrated knowledge and poise of what her character was thinking and feeling was marvelous. Gregory Peck who played Dr. Edwardes was a great lead actor, he kind of reminds me lookswise of Anthony Perkins and the way his eyes stayed in a fixed stare when he was going through his delusions were so creepy. The other support actors and actress were a good assest to the movie.
The direction of course was great because I feel Alfred Hitchcock does not make a bad movie. The itself kept you on your toes and focused on the screen. Just when you think you know what happened, Hitchcock surprises you.
I give this movie 4/5.