Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Little Boy Bluebeard

This couple is growing estranged      
The trouble is Romeo's changed
He builds recreations        
Of killer locations  
Yes, hubby's a yo-yo, deranged.

Newlywed Michael Redgrave creeps out bride Joan Bennett with his Secret Beyond the Door (Fritz Lang, 1947). Sort of a mash-up of Rebecca and the Bluebeard tale, this might be the most visually dense and subtle film from Hollywood's Freudian fling in the 1940s.     I said visually subtle. Image source: As Cool as a Fruitstand.

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