Purdy good, I'd say.
um...yeah. - wrote on 08/12/07
I found this movie to be strangely hypnotic. Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine both have strange but interesting manners of speaking. Okay, yeah, he's British and she's lived in Japan and England, but each one is more like a strange, boisterous accent reserved strictly for invention by "theatre people." Models have to perfect their runway walk, I think a lot of actors in the 40s spent their childhood pretending to project across the stage and into the audience. "MOTHER! WILL YOU PLEASE PASS THE MILK!" So, it's uberdramatic in that "No. I simply cannot go on living without you." sort of way, and I ate it up. What's that, Mrs. De Winter? You'll take your tea in the breakfast room? How cute. I wish I had mansion, and a parlor and time to sit around and solve mysteries and brush my hair with 1000 strokes.