Noel Coward's attempt to show how the ordinary people lived between the wars. Just after WWI the Gibbons family moves to a nice house in the suburbs. An ordinary sort of life is led by the ... See full summary »
With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.
Richard E. Grant
Suffering from writer's block and eagerly awaiting his writing award, Harry Block remembers events from his past and scenes from his best-selling books as characters, real and fictional, come back to haunt him.
Adapted from a play by Noel Coward, Charles and his second wife Ruth, are haunted by the ghost of his first wife, Elvira. Medium Madame Arcati tries to help things out by contacting the ghost. Written by
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Following the success of the play in London and on Broadway, every studio in Hollywood wanted to make the movie of Blithe Spirit (1945). However, Noel Coward took the project to his friend David Lean, with whom he had co-directed the Oscar-winning In Which We Serve (1942). However, Coward was not at all happy with Lean's film of Blithe Spirit (1945). He later asked Lean, "How the hell did you fuck up the best thing I ever did?" See more »
After requesting, and drinking "Dry Martinis" the liquid in the glasses is distinctly brown instead of clear. See more »
words on a Victorian sampler:
"When we are young / We read and believe / The most fantastic things. / When we are older / We learn with regret / That these things cannot be"
We are quite, quite wrong!
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Opening credits: When we are young We read and believe The most Fanastic Things When we grow older and wiser We learn, with perhaps a little regret, That these things can never be. See more »
I saw this movie after I read a recommendation in the TV guide and had never heard of it, but when I heard it was directed by David Lean, I was there. Wasn't I pleasantly surprised at what I saw! A genuine work of imagination; charming, witty, and slyly dark in tone(although it was filmed in technicolour). I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am comparing it to the recent "Being John Malkovich" because the way both films are employed is in a similar way. I wouldn't dream of revealing plot details here, but if you've seen "Malkovich" and liked it, I recommend this one.
It is interesting that David Lean (the "master of the epic") made a film like this in his prime. It just goes to show that his films aren't long, boring melodramas. They can be imaginative, funny and entertaining. I enjoyed "Lawrence of Arabia", but "Blithe Spirit" really surprised me!
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