Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Champagne (1928)

DVD on 8/30/11
I think I've figured out the problem with Hitchcock's early films. Besides the fact that he is still nowhere near being the Master of Suspense, he just doesn't have a firm hand on his stories. They meander in several different directions, like this one that strives to teach a spoiled young heiress a lesson. I don't know her enough to care whether she learns a lesson or not. And I know that on DVD releases of silent films, the soundtrack has been added almost arbitrarily, but what the heck was the point of having Pomp and Circumstance in there?
My Netflix rating: 3 stars

New Movies in Year Three: 83

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