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There NEVER was a woman like Gilda!
Just arrived in Argentina, small-time crooked gambler Johnny Farrell is saved from a gunman by sinister Ballin Mundson, who later makes Johnny his right-hand man. But their friendship based on mutual lack of scruples is strained when Mundson returns from a trip with a wife: whom Johnny once knew and learned to hate.
Film #25 of Project 40
”I make my own luck.”
An under-appreciated noir which instead of the gloomy streets of an American metropolis happens in the glamorous casinos of Argentina with a triangle of mysterious characters who seemingly have no past. Charles Vidor is the director behind this unpredictable story of lonely men who have nowhere to go and tempting women who look tantalizing on the surface but are lost and crushed deep down, it features Rita Hayworth as the impeccably seductive Gilda and along with the doubtful Glenn Ford they build a relationship filled with sexual tension, uncontrollable passion and dangerous hatred. Gilda mainly evolves around mysteries surrounding almost every aspect of the story, it never gives us clear-cut…
Need a reason to watch this? Rita Hayworth.
Are there other reasons? No. Not really.
I was introduced to this film via Shawshank, and that scene, you know the scene, sits quite comfortably on top of all others in Gilda. It really is something.
Straight women must get absolutely nothing out of this....
Glenn Ford is particularly unbearable as Johnny. The smirking-like-Jerry Seinfeld, misogynistic little twerp of a protagonist, also responsible for the awful narration.
And then there's the plot......wtf? Tungsten, world domination, nazis, spies, a cop that looks to be more interested in grooming his moustache than capturing criminals, tedious song numbers, the melodramatic will they won't they, ahh, who gives a shit really story and a flat ending.
As the saying doesn't go, but should, "Wherever you go, there you are trapped."
Not the neatest narrative in film history, but surely one of the more twisted triangles to slip through during Hollywood's prudish years. Misanthropy is not uncommon in noir, but here it replaces sexuality and leaves one guessing whether or not Glenn Ford's character feels sexual attraction towards his father figure with his lethal (phallic) cane, or is it more Oedipal, and he resents his attraction to his adopted father's new wife? Either way, he's ragingly mad about it. The mystery of the exact nature of relationships between the characters drives a good half of the movie, but things fall apart a bit when an overly convoluted…
What was I thinking when I bumped Rita Hayworth off my Top 10 Sexiest Actresses: All Redhead Edition list a few months ago? I've corrected it and put her back on.
Overstuffed with plot, characters, and themes, almost as if the filmmakers didn't realize that we're here to see Rita Hayworth glow. But how could that even be possible?
Rita Hayworth absolutely makes this movie. If this had starred any other actress, I wouldn't care for it at all. But Rita so completely and totally owned the part of Gilda that I will gladly watch it over and over again just because I love watching her in it.
no puedo creer que haya visto esta película tan tarde, mejor tarde que nunca supongo, le declaro mi amor a Rita Hayworth y desde luego que está será la primera de muchas otras películas que vea de ella.
It's aged fairly well because of its stylish cinematography, but somehow I don't think I'll really remember it all too well.
Gilda est un excellent film de Charles Vidor, sur tous les points. Que ce soit dans un premier temps la mise en scène, inspirée et dynamique, dans un second temps l'intrigue et toutes ses ramifications et troisièmement ses personnages et les acteurs qui les interprètent.
En effet, Gilda vaut par dessus tout pour son trio d'acteurs principaux. Rita Hayworth est décidément magnifique, on comprend aisément pourquoi ce rôle a été un tremplin dans sa carrière tant elle illumine l'écran par sa beauté mais surtout par son jeu, tout en subtilités. Glenn Ford est un acteur que j'adore, très attachant, il sait apporter à ses personnages une touche d'humanité qui peut parfois faire défaut aux archétypes du film noir; pour ce…
very confusing and very boring
Wish this would've ended 20min earlier in a cynical, sexy fashion. As it stands the numerous weird subplots and limp ending undermined what was otherwise pretty swell. My continued appreciation for this movie just goes to show how far a bunch of mean spirited people putting each other down and fucking gets me
Screened in Queer Cinema with Mitchell and Basil.
"I watch Queer as Fuck" - Michael Scott
Overstuffed with plot so that neither the crime ring element nor the sadistic love triangle achieves any real emotional impact.
It does have the promised glamour but the story itself is not much to talk about, even if it does contain a great deal of noir tropes
Originally a list made prior to Cannes 2014, now updated every mid-April.
This is every Palme d'Or nominee since the…