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Directed By William & Love Trap DVD
Directed By William & Love Trap

Directed By William & Love Trap

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Late-silent movies with a few jarringly gratuitous talkie scenes are among the freakiest evolutionary specimens Hollywood history has to offer. Unlike most such films, however, The Love Trap takes a quantum leap in quality when it switches to talkie modefor its final reel. Now, this trifle about a chorus girl (the lumpish Laura La Plante) who escapes from a caddish high-society type (Robert Ellis), gets married to a nice high-society type (Neil Hamilton), and triumphs over his priggish family's hypocrisynever comes close to being a memorable comedy. But the minute director William Wyler has to stage a dialogue scene, his camera suddenly becomes alive to space, depth, and his actors' physicality in a way that anticipates the deep-focus dynamism of his mature visual style. You can learn more about Wyler in the 55-minute companion documentary, Directed by William Wyler, featuring an all-star cast of interviewees and a funny, leprechaunish "performance" by Wyler himself--three days before his death, as it turned out.
Title: Directed By William & Love Trap
Genre: Comedy-Classic
Starring: Jocelyn Lee, Norman Trevor, Bette Davis, Robert Ellis, Neil Hamilton, Laura La Plante
Directors: William Wyler, Aviva Slesin
Studio: Kino Video
Release Date: 11/5/2002
Original Year: 1929
Product Type: DVD
Rated: UNR
UPC: 738329026226
Item #: KOV026226

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