Tuesday, 15 July 2008
Keeper of the Flame
A strange film this is, indeed. Made in 1942 by George Cukor and starring Spencer Tracey amd Katherine Hepburn, this isn’t what you might expect if you’ve seen their other collaborations. Released a year after Citizen Kane, this has echoes of Orson Welles masterpiece (I wouldn’t argue with anyone who says Citizen Kane in the greatest film ever made) but is a minor work in comparison. It’s very very dark and slightly gothic and has some things to say about the world we live in today, where great power is not always in the right hands. Spend 97 minutes watching this and it's time you won't regret.