[Movie]The Magnificent Ambersons

Movie total pnts rank Rank 1,473in 5,156 titlesTotal 2 / Deviation 49.30
Movie rank of 1988 Rank 22in 66 titles
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George Orson Welles
Joseph Cotten Dolores Costello Anne Baxter Tim Holt
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Japan Released:1988/04/01(Fri)
Outside Japan :Released:1942/07/10
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2017/02/26 Normal(+0 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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[good point]
Funny camera work, nice lines
Endrolling by narration is unusual (and narrated by Orson Wells)

[Bad point]
Boldly cutting the ulcers, it is awkward configuration

[Comprehensive evaluation]
Works depicting the unbelievable romance of George and his mother, which was the way down to the fall of the Amberson family who prospered in the early 1890s, and who was supposed to be the principal. In addition, Morgan's family who reflects the car development as a trigger is cited and it makes a contrast of the prosperity of prosperity.

Originally it seems that the production company has shortened it to 90 minutes without permission, so it is very wasteful that the film has become quite unnatural and running-like film on the way.
In Camera Work and Serif, Orson.Wells' unique ingenuity is working and there are also some interesting places, but the whole movie has become a thin impact.

George and his mother fell in love with the principal of the Morgan family and his daughter, but there was also lack of expression in the place where it became a tragic love because of circumstances, and sadness was not transmitted. It can be said that it enjoys the composition and direction of Wells rather than the story itself.

2016/12/29 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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[good point]
Orson of "Citizen Kane". Wells exercised his skillful video presentation, camera work.
(For once) Cut that people who do not participate in conversation behind the scene where George of the hero and Lucy of heroine first met encourage dance.
From the second floor of the Amberson family starting with the continuous cut from the first floor to the third floor, etc.,
It seems commonplace now, but at that time there are many innovative scenes to be seen.

[Bad point]
Originally it was 130 minutes of a huge masterpiece but it was edited cut to less than 90 minutes.
For this reason George 's mother and Lucy' s father 's midfielder' s troubles with the remarried talks are carefully drawn, but the late Amberson 's downfall is running fast.

[Comprehensive evaluation]
It is a story of a famous house whose land has declined, contrary to the development from the latter half of the nineteenth century to the early twentieth century, from the carriage to the car.
It is a visualization of the original novel based on the true story with skillful drawing power of Wells and should originally be a masterpiece of a foreign movie boasting a big river story that is similar to the "Giants", but due to various circumstances the above problem A point occurred and it became a small work.
Although it is an unfriendly work compared with "Citizen Kane" which was critically announced at the time of publication, its content is wonderful.
Evaluation is "better" than "very good".

2013/04/05 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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〓〓〓br> "Can you become stronger there?"
"At the beginning only the sun was shining, the earth is from the sun, from the earth we will return to the ground someday"
"The time has arrived The time has come that people have hoped for in the past George, when Amberson gets rewards Too rewarding reality to call it rewards ... but they are already alive That thing was buried beyond the memory. "
Freshly prepared

Start from the narration (Wells' voice) to explain the era background etc.
Narration is inserted everywhere afterwards, but it can not be said that the difference between the undulations of the early stage and the final stage is making a difference between the rise and fall of the Amberson family and cleaning.

Wells' thoughtful thought out composition and camera work are good places.

It is a masterpiece of Genius Wells which is superior to "Citizen Kane".