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  • Intermezzo: A Love Story

    Intermezzo: A Love Story


    Too slight to be of much consequence, but worth seeing if only for Toland’s cinematography.

  • The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

    The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex


    Flynn never had a complex emotion in his life, and Davis and Curtiz know it. The two attempt to let Flynn’s simple-mindedness serve as Essex’s single-mindedness, and it almost works in that final negotiation. But however their attempt fails in the end, Davis turns out a fascinating and faceted performance and Curtiz has the good sense to get out of her way when she’s doing it. When she’s not, he manages some interesting, fun ostentation with shadows and queen-sized sets. But watch it for Davis. The rest is icing.

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