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Bell, Book and Candle

Disutradarai oleh Richard Quine
Amerika Serikat, 1958
Komedi, Romansa, Fantasi

Sinopsis

Gillian Holroyd is just your average, modern-day, witch, living in a New York apartment with her Siamese familiar, Pyewacket. But one day a handsome publisher, Shep Henderson walks into her building and Gillian decides she wants him.

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Bell, Book and Candle Disutradarai oleh Richard Quine

Penghargaan & Festival

Academy Awards

1959 | 2 nominasi: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White or Color

Golden Globes (USA)

1959 | 1 nominasi: Best Motion Picture - Comedy

Ulasan Kritikus

A Technicolor sister to René Clair’s I Married A Witch, this supernatural screwball comedy’s sharp quirkiness is compounded by its correlation to Vertigo’s quasi-necrophilia… Quine skillfully translates the broad innuendos and feminist subtext with James Wong Howe’s cinematography, which mirrors the “cool” of wintry Greenwich Village, plus witchcraft’s perceived emotional frigidity. As the craft has once again achieved hipsterization, it’s fun to see where that all started.
February 24, 2016
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[Bell, Book and Candle] may never be considered a canonical work, but, in its focus on love’s deranging powers, it forms a nice twinship with Vertigo. And, with Pyewacket, Gillian’s spirit animal, Quine’s movie features the greatest performance ever from a Siamese cat.
February 09, 2016
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Made the same year as Vertigo, this is a mirror image sorta-sequel with the same stars, with light-hearted, kooky occult explanations for the unexplainable instead of Vertigo’s vortex of cynicism. Stewart’s and Novak’s chemistry continues uninterrupted from Hitchcock’s spinning kiss. Director Quine flailed at comedy, but few have done romance so well.
August 29, 2012
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