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Posted October 1, 2010
Probably one of the best movies I've ever seen. Davis was so much more than the modern actress's of today who typically just learn their lines and muster up some half-baked emotion to match the script. No, something in Davis's brain usually snaps during the performance and you see that she actually becomes the character. For instance, one scene she regresses to a small child while confronting the housekeeper. Watch her face at that moment,she comes accross as a completely confident psychotic lunatic but also shows the fear and innocence of a small child all at the same time. The ending could have been better but overall it is well worth the effort. Crawford was good, but paled in the shadow of such a huge talent like Davis. Watching Davis in this film is like watching someone who is being filmed while they're all alone but they don't realize that a camera is on them. She is totally natural and not at all self-conscious. Most modern actors seem to be totally self-conscious and extremely aware of the camera. Just watch this film, you'll see what I'm talking about.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.