RARA-AVIS: Orginial "Diabolique" movie

Enrique Bird (ebird@gmgroup.com)
Tue, 7 Sep 1999 15:45:07 -0400


I had occasion to purchase and view the original "Diabolique" French movie. It was a real thrill! How much modern film makers can and refuse to learn from such movies!

P O T E N T I A L S P O I L E R:

If you have not seen this (you should!) you might one to skip the next paragraph, although it does not reveal anything explicitly.

I am very happy that all sources, including reviews, catalogues, etc. that I had seen commenting or advertising it never revealed or hinted at its secret. I figured it out in the last 20-30 minutes and this was still great suspense. Such restraint is commendable and rare. I am still annoyed at the trailer included in the "Rebecca" video of a few year back released by Fox/Playhouse. It revealed one of the main surprises in the movie. Luckily, I had seen ot before. When lending it to anyone I used to advise them to fast forward the tape to the beginning of the movie.

Enrique Bird

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