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Cold take: Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) might be the devil incarnate, but Icey Spoon (Evelyn Varden) is more dangerous.
The transparency of Powell's whole gimmick is as exaggerated as the expressionist style Laughton uses to tell the tale. But Icey takes his schtick at face value, and leverages the trust her community has in her to give him an in-road for his sinister plans. It doesn't matter that young John Harper is immediately suspicious of him. Or that Powell's charm…
KELLY: it's kinda cute how you are wrecking your whole life for me
LENNY: 🥺 oh i can wreck it WAY more
All joking aside, I would like to get back to origins. Many people, they don't think like this but I think we've taken enough out of Letterboxd in many ways, y'know? I feel that all of us should think about putting something back in.