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Black Narcissus (1947)
Black Narcissus was a great movie, consistent with the quality other great movies made by the team of Powell and Pressburger, I Know Where I'm Going (my favorite), Stairway to Heaven, and Canterbury Tale. The movies have a quality of enchantment of place that makes watching them incredibly engrossing.
I have a fine-grained question about Black Narcissus for the readers of IMDb. There are many readers who are more expert about that Powell-Pressburger team than I am.
Can someone tell me if the nuns in Black Narcissus were Anglican or Catholic? According to Wikipedia, they were Anglican. But the Catholic Legion of Decency objected to the film's flashbacks of Sister Clodagh's life before she took her vows. Sister Clodagh came from Ireland, making her less likely to be Anglican than Catholic. I would appreciate getting an answer. Thank you.
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
The movie was garbage. All the references to vampire movies and Tarantino's previous work. Big deal. As interesting as a jackhammer pounding away at the pavement. The film does some misdirection. Misdirection is great. Hitchcock made first-time viewers of Psycho think the movie was going to be about a woman who embezzled money, and who perhaps got second thoughts about what she did. Then he turned the tables on movie-goers with the shower scene. Of course, the surprise is gone from Psycho because we all saw it. Rodriguez and Tarantino try table-turning in this film because the viewer thinks the movie is about a kidnapping. And then the movie turns into something else. The problem is that the something else is schlock.