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Monday, July 25, 2005

This Above All (1942) - part2 - Anatole Litvak

So this is my last 12 frames taken from This Above All aka Ames Rebelles.

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I could translate this saying that it's "a music that is so much more than just music". Something i often think the same about some Musics that are dear to me. Everyone knows that, no ?

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As Liz from the Joan Fontaine website rightfully wrote, "So many of Joan's really terrific films have not made it to either VHS or DVD. Hopefully that will change." Yes Liz, let's hope.

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Tyrone Power has never been so touching than in playing this moody character as Clive Briggs except maybe in The Razor's Edge that i already wrote about.

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"To thy one-self be true".

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Eric Knight's wartime novel This Above All was given the Tiffany treatment in the this 20th Century Fox big-budgeter. Tyrone Power plays Clive Briggs, a conscientious objector from humble origins, who deserts the British Army because he doesn't believe in fighting to preserve his country's oppressive class structure. But Briggs is no coward, and he performs admirably in rescuing air-raid victims. Through the love of Prudence Cathaway (Joan Fontaine), a doctor's daughter and member of the women's air corps, Briggs realizes that love of country supersedes all social outrage. This Above All ends with Briggs seriously wounded, though given a good chance to survive. In the original novel, the hero not only dies, but also has a censor-baiting love affair with the Prudence character (who, of course, is as pure as the driven snow in the film). ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
These frames are taken from a broadcast on french cable tv Cine Classics some years ago. This movie is available on VHS & DVD through bootlegs companies via mail order. As i don't want to advertise them, i won't give you their adress.
Do a research through Google. It's easy.

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"It's no use talking about it if you can't see beyond words".

bye bye now...
See you next friday.

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