Monday, June 17, 2013

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

This was Orson Welles's followup to Citizen Kane and I have to suspect that's why it received the attention it did from the academy. It was also based on a Pulitzer Prize winning novel. I had pretty high hopes going in, especially as it has taken a long time for this movie to become available. Unfortunately, I was pretty disappointed. The protagonist is an unredeemable brat, but I could live with that if something truly compelling was happening to those around him. Other than an underdeveloped unrequited romance of his mother's, there's really nothing to latch on to. A very forgettable film.

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