Gaslight

Gaslight

DVD - 2004
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A susceptible young woman marries a suave, romantic man never suspecting that he is a murderous scoundrel, obsessed with finding the jewels hidden in their London home. She becomes the helpless victim as slowly, insidiously, he drives her to the brink of insanity.

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10derly
Aug 23, 2019

Where the story is more than obvious, so NOT a mystery, as most tend to think, the cast is quite good. Charles Boyer is cooly disdainful, Joseph Cotten is as serene and patient as ever, Angela Lansbury can play any role she's given, and Ingrid Bergman is astounding. I remember seeing this when I was younger and Bergman could always bother me with roles like this, "Notrorious" (1946), and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1941). She could simply play the illness so well that I remember feeling ill myself. Astonishing work.

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ThomasJWhiting
Jan 17, 2019

This 1944 B&W film noir piece didn't really work for me. The cinematography and more IS excellent (Ingrid Bergman is terrific), but the plot didn't engage me. I have been checking out (ha, ha) noir films to expand my film background and most of them just don't draw me in.

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Nursebob
Jul 04, 2018

A masterpiece of mood and suspense in which a young wife’s fear of impending madness is highlighted by claustrophobic interiors (her opulent quarters are stuffed to the rafters with a dead woman’s memorabilia) and exterior shots of lamplit fog. With her signature sense of grace, Bergman’s Oscar-winning performance traces Paula’s descent from a fresh-faced ingenue ready for life and romance to an emotionally battered hausfrau afraid of every shadow while Boyer (a weak leading man at best) throws everything he’s got into the intense character of Gregory. Joseph Cotten’s turn as a Scotland Yard inspector tends to fade into the background but an impossibly young Angela Lansbury (just seventeen!!) makes her remarkable screen debut as Nancy, the shiftless maid with loose lips and looser morals. An instant classic!

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Fangspalibro
Feb 13, 2018

Even it was made over 70 years ago, it is still of the best. It is as good as Alfred Hitchcock’s. Ingrid Bergman‘s performance also is her best. Got to watch yourself if you have not done yet.

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thornhill_boy
Mar 01, 2017

This movie really surprised me with its slow build up, gripping suspense, amazing atmosphere and some great acting. Reminds of Hichcock in many ways and does a matching job in creating edge of the seat segments. Ingrid Bergman has put in another great act. Highly recommended.

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wildct2003
Jan 24, 2017

Enjoyable melodrama.

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MonaLyssa33
Dec 10, 2016

Of all of the movies these days with millions of dollars spent on special effects, Gaslight has been the only movie I have ever experienced "edge of my seat" suspense. It goes to show it isn't necessary to spend a ton of money to produce an excellent film.

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audioski
Sep 30, 2016

This is a great suspense movie. Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer are at their finest. It's a classic movie you won't want to miss! 5 stars!

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wiredonjava
Jan 21, 2016

http://blogs.psychcentral.com/relationships/2016/01/20-situations-in-which-men-gaslight-women/
(Reference to 'gaslighting' a woman)

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garycornell
Dec 12, 2014

Director George Cukor does it again!! He has made a masterpiece with the film "Gaslight". He takes an excellent script and puts it in the hands of Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman. The two are husband and wife. Cukor is a magician with his use of light and shadow to keep the theme of "Gaslight" strong. You won't want to miss a minute of the film. It is really one of the best films director George Cukor ever made.

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Monolith
Mar 01, 2012

Gregory Anton: "Paula, we shall have visitors - AND SHORTLY." Paula Alquist: "A doctor?" Gregory Anton: "Two. I believe the required number is TWO."

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