Letter from an Unknown Woman

3 out of 5 snowstones
This is the first Max Ophüls movie I've seen, and it has its good sides and its bad sides. The romantic tragedy tells of a woman who is desperately in love, for decades with a man who hardly ever notices her, but when he does, suddenly feels as if he should drop everything for her.
It's the kind of story that isn't filmed anymore these days -not necessarily a bad thing- and seems dated even in 1948. But the acting is good and the camera work (crane shots, unusual for that time I think) impressive. Don't stay up for it.
Posted by cronopio at 11:57 PM, May 11, 2004