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  • I've seen some that were rather boring, or so naive that it was almost impossible to take them seriously
  • But this one, in my opinion, is a real masterpiece

    • by Frederick
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      There is something about these old, black-and-white movies that many contemporary films seem to lack. Depth? Profoundness? The highest quality? Something like that.

      Granted, not every black and white movie is excellent by definition; I’ve seen some that were rather boring,


      or so naive that it was almost impossible to take them seriously.

      But this one, in my opinion, is a real masterpiece.

      I’m talking about “The Heiress” filmed in 1949 and starring Olivia de Havilland and Montgomery Clift.

      The story is ...


      • rather simple: a wealthy but unhappy young woman meets someone who, it seems, loves her for what she is.

        This “someone” is poor, but what does it matter? Certainly, he is not after her money.

        He is different.

        Her father is

        wrong when he says otherwise… But it turns out that the father was not wrong, after all, and the young woman ends up brokenhearted.

        Like I said, the story is simple.

        But if you see the film, you will be amazed at its depth and beauty.




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