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Portrait of Jennie (1948)

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Jennifer Jones Jennifer Jones
Jennie Appleton
Joseph Cotten Joseph Cotten
Eben Adams
Ethel Barrymore Ethel Barrymore
Miss Spinney
Lillian Gish Lillian Gish
Mother Mary of Mercy
Cecil Kellaway Cecil Kellaway
Matthews
David Wayne David Wayne
Gus O'Toole


Written by (View all)
Robert Nathan Robert Nathan
(novel)
Leonardo Bercovici Leonardo Bercovici
(adaptation)


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JENNIE (1948)

6 years, 2 months ago at Nov 18 14:45
1 vote
"Jennie" es una de las contadas muestras que ofrece el cine de perseguir una visión del mundo más próxima a la poesía y a la fantasía que a sus aspectos materiales. Sólo esto ya es muy de agradecer, pero si además la película aúna buena dosis de calidad y poca cursilería, habrá que quitarse el sombrero y enseñar la calva.

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Portrait of Jennie

2 months, 1 week ago at Nov 13 3:53
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After his back-to-back Best Picture victories, super-producer David O. Selznick spent the remainder of his career chasing after those two lightning in a bottle films. Several of them garnered box office results, critical acclaim, and went on to vaulted status in cinema history, and several of them imploded under their own weight. Then there’s the strange case of Portrait of Jennie, a film that s... read more
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In Depression-era New York, painter Eben Adams (Joseph Cotten) despairs at his lack of success. One cold winter evening in Central Park, he meets an enigmatic, old-fashioned little girl, Jennie Appleton (Jennifer Jones), who captures his fancy when she asks him to wait for her to grow up. Soon after, Eben sells a sketch of Jennie to kindly art dealer Miss Spinny (Ethel Barrymore) and, as he meets the oddly mutable Jennie in fleeting moments, begins to realize they share a special destiny.
UPC: 013131126891
Tags: 1948 (3), Artist (3), 40s (2), Painting (2), Ghost (2), B&w (2), Mystery (2), Romance (2), Jennifer Jones (1), Drama (1), Fantasy (1), Trapeze (1), Death (1), Carriage (1), Magnascope (1), Concert (1), Color (1), Dog (1), Avi (1), Painting Store (1)
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Portrait of Jennie

“After his back-to-back Best Picture victories, super-producer David O. Selznick spent the remainder of his career chasing after those two lightning in a bottle films. Several of them garnered box office results, critical acclaim, and went on to vaulted status in cinema history, and several of them imploded under their own weight. Then there’s the strange case of Portrait of Jennie, a film that spent an inordinate amount of time in post-production but emerges from its production hell woes as a stone-cold classic that’s still somehow undervalued and under-seen.   Portrait of Jennie manages to forgo the bruising running times, the needlessly meandering plot threads, and zeroes in on specific, tactile emotional senses and narrative threads and plays with them in a charming romantic fant” read more

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