Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Portrait of Jennie

Portrait of Jennie is a 1948 fantasy drama film based on a short novel by Robert Nathan. It stars Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotton, Ethyl Barrymore, Lilian Gish, and Cecil Kellaway. William Dieterle directs. This is a beautiful film! Haunting and romantic. Joseph Cotton plays a struggling artist, and Jennifer Jones is the mysterious girl who inspires him.

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Slant Magazine gives it 4 out of 4 stars and says, "Portrait of Jennie is a haunting evocation of one man's pained artistic process, and the genius of the film is how Dieterle delicately equates the creative impulse to an ever-evolving spiritual crisis." DVD Talk calls it "one of David O. Selznick's better films" and says, "The movie is a visual marvel, and Jones and Cotten are a sublimely attractive couple". Moria calls it a classic. Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 91%.

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