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I've seen Dial M for Murder any number of times and never realised that it was originally made in 3-D, which was the latest thing in 1954.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.

6 comments:

Cosy Books said...

In the 80s I went to see The Amityville Horror in 3D and last year it was Hugo. The latter was a lot less scary and waaaay more beautiful.

I wonder if The Birds was ever done in 3D...just picture it!

mary said...

That would be too much for me, Darlene - I can barely watch it on TV!
But I don't think it was, 3-D was passé by then.

Sue said...

Grace Kelly was flawless wasn't she? My favourite is Rear Window.

mary said...

She wore some lovely clothes in Rear Window, Sue.

Sue said...

She did, which was probably what she was best at to be honest. I loved Thelma Ritter, the insurance company nurse in Rear Window too. must watch it again.

mary said...

Yes, you couldn't class any of it as great acting ... but I love the glamour. Fab clothes in To Catch a Thief, too. Can't imagine anyone will remember the likes of Keira in 60 years time.