Wednesday, 5 June 2013
I've seen Dial M for Murder any number of times and never realised that it was originally made in 3-D, which was the latest thing in 1954. (Actually, it was the fad of 1953 and had rather fizzled out by the time by the movie was released.)
Great fun seeing Grace Kelly's hand grasping for that lethal pair of scissors within an inch of your own nose. And I'm sure I've never seen Ray Milland's shiny white teeth, and all those Brylcreemed heads, gleaming so brightly. Wonderfully kitsch and very effective. I've never seen a proper film in 3-D before (it's being re-released later this summer), but Grace Kelly is far more alluring than the Great Gatsby.