There are moments when the two categories meet on good terms, but the long stretches between are filled with mere spectacular efficiency.
As Wilder noted, "He was in Alcoholics Anonymous, and I think he had a tough time with me — I drove him back into drinking Similarly, in a Newsweek article, there was constant enforcement of how much money was spent on this film and how much Selznick made on his last film.
It was the climax of three days of festivities hosted by Mayor William B. They submitted a film treatment crafted by Wilder and his writing partner Charles Brackett and this time the Hays Office approved the project with only a few objections: A boy with an amputated arm yells to the conductor: Moving the unnamed Midwestern locale of Since You Went Away further west to the mid-size city of Pinehill, the continued four-title words — taken from a popular song hit of the era by Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal — similarly evoke family life and wistful celebration of the holidays, but this time more intimately details the smaller-scale meet-up and comparatively fragile romance between two outsiders.
In addition, Double Indemnity broke new cinematic ground on several fronts, one of those being the first time a Hollywood film explicitly explored the means, motives, and opportunity of committing a murder.
I had avoided this film for years mostly for fear of watching Jennifer Jones and Robert Walker together. Movie Summary You are here: Perhaps the least of the problems, Claudette Colbert had to be talked into the role, for it was unglamorous, she thought, to play the parent of two siblings.
This volume also includes the aforementioned "Writers in Hollywood" piece by Chandler. Envisioning a former private detective who had worked his own experiences into gritty prose, he instead met a man he would later describe as looking like an accountant.
Anne Hilton is also set up as a model citizen. In the press, critics viewed this film in either of two ways.
Remember, with Colonel Smollett on his all fours on the floor. Hilton, informing her that her husband is missing in action. Upon reading the letter, Mrs. And the character of Barton Keyes was transformed from Walter Neff's fairly clueless co-worker into his mentor and eventual nemesis.
Colbert was the subject of scandalous Hollywood gossip in her time, including a report about a supposed love affair with another actress. In the script, the pair get in their car and simply drive away.
Jones and Walker, while playing young lovers on screen, were in the process of ending their marriage. For example, a scene where a telegram is sent to Mrs. Having the two protagonists mortally wound each other was one of the key factors in gaining Hays Office approval for the script: Jarvie Lecture Jan 19 Since You Went Away was one of the first films to deal with the American home front and the issue of the soldiers return.
The film triumphed precisely because it was not realistic. The front page photo of Snyder's execution in the electric chair at Sing Sing has been called the most famous newsphoto of the s.
As of the end of principal photography, Cukor had undertaken eighteen days of filming, Fleming ninety-three, and Wood twenty-four.
It had been ten years since she had appeared in the unexpected success of It Happened One Night that jump-started her career, and now, at forty, she had to be aware of the passing years.
Chandler was new to Hollywood, but saw it as a golden opportunity.Sep 30, · The best old-school musicals, romances, noirs, and comedies you can watch right now, from Bird of Paradise to the original A Star Is Born, available on YouTube.
Since You Went Away is on the surface a sappy melodrama but explores all of the aspects of home front life in a profound way.
Cast of Since You Went Away () The movie was mainly directed by John Cromwell but he also had help from Andre De Toth who worked on some of the scenes and Selznick who stepped in as director when Cromwell fell ill.
In concluding his chapter on Since You Went Away, David Thomson wrote in Showman: The Life of David O. Selznick an apt summary of the producer in relation to his film: “All too busy to concentrate, far away from a civilian population put under real pressure or attack, buried in his own neuroses, David had been so moved by the idea of war that he had had a vision of life and society.
“’Since You Went Away,’ A Film of Wartime Domestic Life, With Claudette Colbert and Others, Opens at the Capitol.” The New York Times, July 21st, David O. Selznick wanted the film, an adaptation of Margaret Buell Wilder’s epistolary novel, to be an epic on scale with Gone With the Wind.
While I can’t say he achieved that, Since You Went Away is a sensitive story that understands the abundance of war narratives and attempts to quiet down the noise by talking where others were remaining silent.
The logo is followed by the legend "David O. Selznick presents his production of Since You Went Away".
The onscreen writing credits: "based on the adaptation of her book by Margaret Buell Wilder," with "screenplay by the producer," although Selznick's name is not listed onscreen as the writer.Download