Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
In a Lonely Place – I started out hating the smug cleverness of in this Nicholas Ray offering, but it won me over. I assumed that Humphrey Bogarts’ damaged screenwriter Dixon Steele would reform himself, and presto, everything would be glorious. The turning point came when a minor car accident escalates, and Steele picks up a rock with the intention of finishing the other guy off. At that point I thought, “Whoa, this movie is serious!” Bogie is marvelous in the films’ second half, as he realizes that the woman he loves is drifting away from him.