Gaslight

Gaslight

DVD - 2004
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Bergman plays a young woman who marries a murderous scoundrel obsessed with finding the jewels hidden in their London home. He slowly, insidiously, tries to drive her mad.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2004
ISBN: 9780790745695
0790745690
Branch Call Number: DVD 812.54 Ham 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (113 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,12 cm., in container

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thornhill_boy
Mar 01, 2017

This movie really surprised me with its slow build up, gripping suspense, amazing atmosphere and some great acting. Reminds of Hichcock in many ways and does a matching job in creating edge of the seat segments. Ingrid Bergman has put in another great act. Highly recommended.

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wildct2003
Jan 24, 2017

Enjoyable melodrama.

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MonaLyssa33
Dec 10, 2016

Of all of the movies these days with millions of dollars spent on special effects, Gaslight has been the only movie I have ever experienced "edge of my seat" suspense. It goes to show it isn't necessary to spend a ton of money to produce an excellent film.

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audioski
Sep 30, 2016

This is a great suspense movie. Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer are at their finest. It's a classic movie you won't want to miss! 5 stars!

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wiredonjava
Jan 21, 2016

http://blogs.psychcentral.com/relationships/2016/01/20-situations-in-which-men-gaslight-women/
(Reference to 'gaslighting' a woman)

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garycornell
Dec 12, 2014

Director George Cukor does it again!! He has made a masterpiece with the film "Gaslight". He takes an excellent script and puts it in the hands of Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman. The two are husband and wife. Cukor is a magician with his use of light and shadow to keep the theme of "Gaslight" strong. You won't want to miss a minute of the film. It is really one of the best films director George Cukor ever made.

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Nursebob
Dec 05, 2014

After her aunt and legal guardian, a famous opera singer, is strangled in her London flat heartbroken Paula Alquist (a luminous Ingrid Bergman) takes up residence in Italy. Ten years later, with the murder still unsolved, she returns to England accompanied by her new husband Gregory (a perfectly slimy Charles Boyer) in order to take possession of her late aunt’s richly appointed home. But her wedded bliss is short-lived when disappearing objects and bumps in the night bring her sanity into question; odd occurrences which somehow seem tied to her increasingly coldhearted spouse. Does Gregory have something to hide? And why is he so fascinated with the aunt’s collection of bric-a-brac? A masterpiece of mood and suspense in which a young wife’s fear of impending madness is highlighted by claustrophobic interiors (her opulent quarters are stuffed to the rafters with a dead woman’s memorabilia) and exterior shots of lamplit fog. With her signature sense of grace, Bergman’s Oscar-winning performance traces Paula’s descent from a fresh-faced ingenue ready for life and romance to an emotionally battered hausfrau afraid of every shadow while Boyer (a weak leading man at best) throws everything he’s got into the character of Gregory, a smooth-talking despot whose underlying cruelty creeps forth with each passing scene. Joseph Cotten’s turn as a Scotland Yard inspector tends to fade into the background but an impossibly young Angela Lansbury (just seventeen!!) makes her remarkable screen debut as Nancy, the shiftless maid with loose lips and looser morals. An instant classic!

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Matisse
Oct 31, 2014

Maybe we've seen it all before, but nobody does it better than Ingrid Bergman. Maybe we know how it'll end, but watching them get there is a delight! Filmed in gorgeous black and white. George Cukor is a genius.

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Monolith
Mar 01, 2012

Outstanding 1944 classic thriller. Great suspense (even though a bit predictable). The casting was perfect. Charles Boyer made me despise him as the nasty control freak husband Gregory, and Oscar winner Ingrid Bergman was absolutely extraordinary as poor Paula, his wife, on the verge of a nervous breakdown. (I didn't even realize until after the movie that 17 year old Angela Lansbury played the role of Nancy the trouble making chambermaid.) Terrific film. FIVE STARS.

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KarenW
Sep 11, 2009

One of my all time favorites, this portrayal of evil machinations of a husband to drive his young wife crazy is superb. And the one to really watch is the fabulous Ingrid Bergman who is ever so quietly going mad until she explodes one fateful evening. Oh, come on, cut his throat! No one would blame you! (I also have to mention the delicious performance of salacious Angela Lansbury who steals every scene.)

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Monolith
Mar 01, 2012

Gregory Anton: "Paula, we shall have visitors - AND SHORTLY." Paula Alquist: "A doctor?" Gregory Anton: "Two. I believe the required number is TWO."

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