Love in the Afternoon

Audrey Hepburn Marathon, part 4 of 13

Title: Love in the Afternoon
Year: 1957
Length: 130 minutes
Director: Billy Wilder
Writers: Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond, based on a novel by Claude Anet
Starring: Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn
With: Maurice Chevalier, John McGiver, Van Doude, Lise Bourdin, Olga Valéry
Music: Franz Waxman (adaptations); Matty Malneck
Cinematography: William C. Mellor
Editing: Léonide Azar
I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), yesterday
Synopsis: a detective’s daughter meets with a frequently investigated playboy

My reaction
Concept:3/4 (Good)
Story:2/4 (Indifferent) Although, Wilder makes it work.
Characters:4/4 (Great)
Dialog:4/4 (Great)
Pacing:2/4 (Indifferent) A bit slow in the middle.
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:3/4 (Good)
Acting:4/4 (Great) The final scene has the best acting I’ve seen yet from Hepburn.
Music:4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great, 4/4 (Great)). Very funny. The plot has a conventional love story arc, but there’s a lot of refreshing originality in the details.
Objective Rating (Average):3.2/4 (Very good)


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