Laventure De Mme Muir Critique Essay

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At the beginning of the twentieth century, Mrs. Edwin Muir - Lucy - widowed for one year, decides to move out of her controlling in-law's home in London to the English seaside with her adolescent daughter Anna and their long devoted maid Martha. Despite the rental agent trying to dissuade her, Lucy decides to rent Gull Cottage at Whitecliff-by-the-Sea. She learns first hand before she makes the decision the rental agent's hesitance is because the cottage is haunted, supposedly by its now deceased former owner, seaman Captain Daniel Gregg. After she moves in, she does meet the spirit of Captain Gregg face-to-face. Because she refuses to be scared away by his presence, the two come to an understanding, including that he will not make his presence known to Anna. As time progresses, the two develop a friendship and a bond. Despite his statements to her that she needs to live her life including finding another husband, Daniel seems not to approve of any of the men that enter her life, ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

8 August 1947 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

L'aventure de Madame Muir See more »

Filming Locations:

Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes, California, USASee more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century FoxSee more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)


Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1

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Capt Gregg appears next to Lucy on the train and scoffs at Fairley's motivations. The scenery going past on Gregg's side of the car is full of buildings, and billboards, right up close to the train tracks. When the focus is on Lucy, we'll see open fields, trees in the distance, farmland. This goes back and forth several times throughout the scene. See more »


Captain Gregg: Blasted women. *Always* make trouble when you allow one aboard...
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Publiée le 25/08/2011

L'aventure de Mme Muir est un film qu'on pourrait décomposer en plusieurs parties, une première assez courte qui penche plus vers le cinéma d'épouvante, avec des cadres qui rappellent assez l'expressionnisme allemand, des jeux sur les ombres… Et franchement ça marche assez bien je dirai. Ensuite on a une sorte de comédie pendant le gros du film qui se regarde avec un beau sourire sur les lèvres, une partie romance, qui est je pense ce qui plombe un peu le film. Le personnage de Sanders n'étant pas des plus intéressant, contrairement au Capitaine Gregg, j'avais l'impression d'avoir déjà vu ça pleins de fois. Puis il y a la partie mélo sur la fin, et cette partie si elle commence aussi de manière assez classique, mais maîtrisée, est vraiment pas mal, mais ce qui marque le plus dans le film c'est le final, qui est grandiose, c'est vraiment du grand cinéma, que ça soit dans la musique, dans les acteurs, dans la mise en scène, c'est juste brillant, je pense que c'est l'un des plus beaux final que j'ai pu voir. Après je pense que c'est un très bon film, mais qui souffre peut-être d'un petit passage à vide au milieu. Après ça reste un film très bien écrit, Gene Tierney est géniale et ça me rappelle un peu ce que j'avais adoré dans Heaven can wait, cette mélancolie sur la fin. Et la manière de montrer le temps qui passe est très bien trouvée. Je pense que la dernière partie aurait pu être un peu plus longue, quitte à rallonger le film ou bien à enlever la partie avec Sanders. Mais je pense qu'il aurait été dur de faire une meilleure fin, c'est beau, tout ce qu'on veut, on peut lâcher une larme, mais ça reste très fin, c'est pas artificiel, c'est vrai. Bref, grand film.

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