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Notes on “Cluny Brown”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The 1946 “Cluny Brown” is probably the most offhand thing director Ernst Lubitsch did during the sound era. It’s so offhand that it’s almost Buñuelian. Certainly, it’s the most surreal of Lubitsch’s late works. Jennifer Jones … Continue reading

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Movie Du Jour: “Cluny Brown” (1946)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Lubitsch’s last completed movie which, for some reason, isn’t discussed or cited as frequently as his other classics. Charles Boyer and Jennifer Jones are excellent. Pauline Kael wrote: A girl with a passion for plumbing is terribly repugnant … Continue reading

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“Since You Went Away,” a Culture’s Dreams, and the Agee-DOS Dosado

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Since You Went Away” doesn’t have a great reputation among filmbuffs, and it’s not hard to see why: it’s broad, sentimental, and downright propagandistic in its treatment of small-town American life (at nearly three hours, it’s also looooonnnngggg). … Continue reading

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