April 10, 2012

Written on the Wind

From my Second Ebert's Great Movies Marathon, part 11 of 15

Written on the Wind, 1956. A paranoid playboy marries the woman his best friend loves. Directed by Douglas Sirk. Written by George Zuckerman, based on a book by Robert Wilder. Starring Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack & Dorothy Malone.

Concept: 1/4 (Bad)
Story: 1/4 (Bad)
Characters: 1/4 (Bad)
Dialog: 0/4 (Terrible)
Pacing: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Cinematography: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Acting: 1/4 (Bad)
Music: 1/4 (Bad)
Subjective Rating: 3/10 (Bad, 1/4). Seeping vat of soap opera drivel. B monster movie, minus the monster.
Objective Rating (Average): 1.2/4 (Bad)

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