November 7, 2011

Wait until Dark

Audrey Hepburn Marathon, part 11 of 13

Title: Wait until Dark
Year: 1967
Length: 108 minutes
Director: Terence Young
Writer: Robert Carrington & Jane-Howard Carrington, based on a play by Frederick Knott
Starring: Audrey Hepburn
With: Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Jack Weston, Samantha Jones, Julie Herrod
Music: Henry Mancini
Cinematography: Charles Lang
Editing: Gene Milford
Oscars: nominated for Best Actress (Hepburn)
I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), a few days ago
Synopsis: a murderer hires con men to rob a blind woman

My reaction
Concept: 3/4 (Good)
Story: 4/4 (Great)
Characters: 3/4 (Good)
Dialog: 3/4 (Good)
Pacing: 4/4 (Great)
Cinematography: 3/4 (Good)
Special effects/design: 3/4 (Good)
Acting: 3/4 (Good). Hepburn and Arkin are excellent. The rest of the cast is mediocre.
Music: 3/4 (Good)
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great, 4/4). Scary and exciting. It got under my skin.
Objective Rating (Average): 3.3/4 (Very good)

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