driving in the fog

Title: Notorious
Year: 1946
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: Ben Hecht
Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains
Music: Roy Webb
Distinctions: Oscar nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Rains); currently #118 on IMDb’s Top 250
Length: 101 minutes
Synopsis: a secret agent love triangle
How I saw it: on video (rented on DVD), yesterday
Subjective Rating: 5/10 (Indifferent)
Objective Rating: 7/10 (points off for pacing, music and subjective rating) c. 2.8/4 (Good)

Yet another case of an inventive classic that’s not as good as other movies that have ripped it off.  Not a bad movie, but I was bored through much of it.  I have seen many Hitchcock films that I don’t like, but this is the first that felt long.


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