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Person recognition a crucial point in plotline in another classic movie?

We stayed up late to watch the 1940s classic movie Gaslight the other night. What an amazing story and brilliant acting from Boyer and Bergman! Charles Boyer was not an unusually handsome man, but her certainly knew how to use his eyes, and he also knew how to use his voice.

Was it the detective recognizing a family resemblance between Paula and her late aunt that caught the attention of the detective, or was it that combined with a visual recognition of Serges Bauer?



French movie based on Vargas novel don’t add up to me

As far as I can tell, L’Homme aux cercles bleus is another movie, like the Bollywood movie Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, that has a plotline that relies upon the leading female character having prosopagnosia, but then again, a good many drama films from any part of the world leave me either baffled or behind. All the same, I can honestly say I saw the twist in the plot way before the ending, and there was nothing subtle about it.

I could watch Charlotte Rampling’s face all night long. Oh wait, I just did. Those eyes. Those expressions. What a face.

You know you’re a super-recognizer when….

……you identify an Australian character actor in a terrific old English horror movie that was made in 1945, filmed when the actress was young and had no Australian accent, and many years before she was most famous in Australia.

Dead of Night – IMDb – cast – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037635/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm#cast

If you have a taste for evil ventriloquists’ dummies, this is one to watch for sure.