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Ernst Lubitsch Amerika Syarikat, 1943

the_mentaculus's rating of the film Heaven Can Wait

Lubitsch's profound use of ellipsis really is like grasping at the wind of life to catch only the most important bits. Still, I get the distinct impression that Lubitsch is looking back on his own life - and his distinct gender politics, marrying love and polygamy - and hoping Satan is just a heck of a nice fella. There is a very peculiar, dark melancholy there. And I truly hope that worked out for him, really.