Timeless classic suspense

Alda 2022-04-20 09:01:34

Similar suspense dramas like "Butterfly Dream" are particularly difficult to put on the Oscar nomination list, but as the Oscar's best picture winner that year is still very convincing,

the story adapted from the novel of the same name can be said to make people feel Without a creative storyline, which of the film's most intriguing points can be captured? And Hitchcock can very tactfully use other elements besides the story to attract the audience. Actors, script and atmosphere are the most important foundations for the success of "Butterfly Dream".
A manor that is even more frightening than a castle. It seems that this atmosphere is intertwined with countless secrets, sadness and hatred. The grand hall where things are different from others still feels her existence, which makes us seem to be in love with this man who was originally there. The powerful hostess of the manor has fantasies about why she deserves the male host's hesitation again and again, and the servants' faithful and maddening worship. Who knows that when the story develops to the end, there are all kinds of unimaginable conspiracies and criminal evidence buried there. The plot of the story is very rational and strong. The script portrays every character in the movie vividly and movingly, such as the heroine who falls in love with love, the male host who is troubled by sin, the crazy loyal servant, the lover who is in trouble, and so on. A tense and exciting intrigue battle.

I really like the crazy admirer in the movie - the Danviers maid; she is undoubtedly the brightest point in the whole scene, with her expressionless face and dilated pupils, like a ghost. I can't help but add a bit of yin to the atmosphere of the manor, and I can see this atmosphere a few times. Then he designed and framed the heroine for his admirers, and the heroine and her fight became an indispensable highlight of the movie. The intertwining of hatred and helplessness between the two actors was very fascinating. The final self-immolation in the idol's residence is also shocking. Suffice to say it was fantastic.

This manor, buried in the fire with luxurious decoration but full of desolate atmosphere, finally successfully amazed the world. Although "Butterfly Dream" is not so "smart" in the true sense, it has undoubtedly become a One of Hitchcock's timeless classic suspense.


2012.Nov.22

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  • Mrs. Danvers: [as the second Mrs. de Winter runs into the room] I watched you go down just as I watched her a year ago. Even in the same dress you couldn't compare.

    The Second Mrs. de Winter: You knew it! You knew that she wore it, and yet you deliberately suggested I wear it. Why do you hate me? What have I done to you that you should ever hate me so?

    Mrs. Danvers: You tried to take her place. You let him marry you. I've seen his face - his eyes. They're the same as those first weeks after she died. I used to listen to him, walking up and down, up and down, all night long, night after night, thinking of her, suffering torture because he lost her!

    The Second Mrs. de Winter: [turning away in shame and shock] I don't want to know, I don't want to know!

    Mrs. Danvers: [moving towards her] You thought you could be Mrs. de Winter, live in her house, walk in her steps, take the things that were hers! But she's too strong for you. You can't fight her - no one ever got the better of her. Never, never. She was beaten in the end, but it wasn't a man, it wasn't a woman. It was the sea!

    The Second Mrs. de Winter: [collapsing in tears on the bed] Oh, stop it! Stop it! Oh, stop it!

    Mrs. Danvers: [opening the shutters] You're overwrought, madam. I've opened a window for you. A little air will do you good.

    [as the second Mrs. de Winter gets up and walks toward the window]

    Mrs. Danvers: Why don't you go? Why don't you leave Manderley? He doesn't need you... he's got his memories. He doesn't love you, he wants to be alone again with her. You've nothing to stay for. You've nothing to live for really, have you?

    [softly, almost hypnotically]

    Mrs. Danvers: Look down there. It's easy, isn't it? Why don't you? Why don't you? Go on. Go on. Don't be afraid...

  • Mrs. Danvers: She knew everyone that mattered. Everyone loved her.

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