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In a Lonely Place back to product details

Bogart was made for noir...
written by GSutton July 3, 2008 - 11:06 AM PDT
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
...and noir was made for Bogart. Though not as awesome and the Maltese Falcon, this film shines. Probably because In A Lonely Place is noir in feel, but not in practice. Yes the movie dark both visually and in subject, but it's less formulaic. Bogart was more complex than a anti-social private eye, and Grahame isn't a cold and calculating black widow. She is smart, charismatic, and has realistic feelings about the world and her place in it which is refreshing to say the least.

What's Between the Lines
written by randomcha February 28, 2008 - 2:44 PM PST
3 out of 4 members found this review helpful
Every now and then I watch a movie and then immediately want to watch it all over again. It's hard to predict when it'll happen. Last year it definitely happened with "Laura." I think I watched it about four times. On Friday night I rented In A Lonely Place and then tonight I just had to see it again. I'd only seen it once before; while I was living in L.A. it was shown on a double bill with "Knock on Any Door" at this cool little theater in West Hollywood called The Beverly. It's been very hard to see for a long time and only recently came out on DVD.

Anyhow, this movie is absolutely haunting. There's something about Bogart and Gloria Grahame that's deeply mysterious. It reminds me a lot of "On Dangerous Ground." The way Nicholas Ray uses shadowing, foregrounding and perspective creates very subtle effects that colors the story but never allows your focus to wander from the people onscreen. What's between the lines stuns you because you can't get your fingers around it.

Bogey is da man!!
written by AZumaya November 8, 2004 - 7:41 PM PST
0 out of 6 members found this review helpful
Nuf said....

Hopeless in Hollywood
written by ISalazar April 6, 2004 - 9:14 PM PDT
4 out of 5 members found this review helpful
Bogey excels in an affecting and disturbing portrait of a Hollywood scriptwriter under suspcion of murder. The chance to write a script based on a cheesy romance potboiler and an affair with the character played by Gloria Grahame represent his last chance, but Bogey's Dix Steele chafes against the hypocrisy of Hollywood. A stunning indictment of Hollywood values that also challenges the fanstasy of post World War II optimism and exhuberance. The film is tightly edited and a study in lighting. Notice how Bogy is lit in the scene where he enacts his version of the murder during dinner with the detective and his wife.


(Average 7.98)
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