Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Blithe Spirit

A man accidentally conjures the spirit of his dead wife and sophisticated ghostly capers happen in this dark comedy. Expertly directed by David Lean and featuring a witty script by Noel Coward, the print I watched was absolutely gorgeous. Filmed in Technicolor, the colors are glorious. I was very impressed by the simple but effective ghost special effects; where an otherworldly atmosphere is created by simply letting a fireplace cast shadows on the wall, or where a woman can appear to be from the Other Side by wearing a sea-foam green gown with scarves that can easily be taken aloft by a slight breeze. Blithe Spirit was excellent, and Margaret Rutherford steals the entire movie. I watched Blithe Spirit on Netflix. Here's a trailer:

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