Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Queen of Spades (film)

Agreeable old black and white film, just re-released, about a man who is not rich enough. Based on a short story by Pushkin. Russians, aristocrats, gambling dens, adulterous countesses etc etc.

It was only about half way through that I realised that it was an old film, which shows you how good the production values were for 1948. I thought it was being deliberately retro and would break out in colour any minute.

My father and I disagreed about whether the film contains supernatural events, or is just a story about a man going mental. Mind you you can have the same argument about Macbeth.

Anyway it's great. Go see while it's still on release.

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