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2014 11 Aug

To Catch A Thief (2)

von: Manafonistas Filed under: Blog | TB | 2 Comments

Hello, Gregor, Michael, and all the other manafonistas! I saw this film at an open-air screening in front of Hamburg Town Hall.  The (nearly) full moon illuminated the scarce patches of low cloud while the rest of the sky remained clear and twinkly. The air was warm, the audience was friendly and appreciative, sharing wine, snacks and even blankets that they had brought along with them. I was with a very dear friend.

Of course, the plot was probably written on the back of a Gauloises packet but that didn’t seem to matter last night. The direction is rather conservative for Hitchcock film, although I did enjoy the way the fireworks were employed to denote rising sexual tension. From the impeccable Mr Grant and the truly breathtaking Miss Kelly to the stunning locations, costumes and flowers, the film is really just an excuse for a photographic orgy. The perfect film for a warm summer evening.

Afterwards, my friend and I sat looking at the ships in the harbour while we talked and drank another bottle of wine until 3am. This is what summer should always be like. Thank you Hamburg! Thank you Alfred!

Best, Gilbert Spoon

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  1. Michael Engelbrecht:

    Es geht um „Über den Dächern von Nizza“.

  2. Michael Engelbrecht:

    There’s a scene where she kisses him by surprise before closing her hotel door, and the look she gives him as she closes the door is the sexiest any woman has ever looked ever.

    Unfortunately the scene’s rather spoiled by a slightly Benny Hill sax on the soundtrack.

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