The two latest movies to be covered are #91 The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) and #90 Les Enfants du Paradis (1945). I’m not really equipped to comment on the latter piece, by Tony D’Ambra, but I’m impressed by John Greco’s argument that, while there are many reasons why Postman is a less than satisfactory film noir (I couldn’t agree more), it’s far more of a classic if looked at as a romantic movie — with its themes of obsession, ambition, duplicity, overpowering desire . . . When I get the chance, I must try to rewatch it in this new light.
The sprained-wrist saga continues unabated. I become less amused by the minute.