A Study Of Film: Night Of The Hunter


Okay, I saw this movie a while ago, but I’ve been very busy lately. I’m on Spring Break now, so I’m going to attempt to review some of the films I’ve seen. I might actually get a chance to revisit Best Picture Reviews, which I’ve been putting off for a LONG time.

Ok, now it’s been a while since I’ve seen this. And also I’ve got a lot of stuff to catch up on, so i’ll be brief. What’s the IMDB summary? A religious fanatic (Robert Mitchum) marries a young widow (Shelley Winters) whose children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he stole in a robbery. Good, we’ll go with that.

To me, the best thing about the film is Robert Mitchum. He creates a creepy atmosphere that makes you feel as if he were in the room himself… and wants you dead. It’s him that you’ll remember after the film is over.

The film also has some impressive cinematography and production design. I think that the pacing holds the film back a bit. I put off with this review for a while, and I think one of the main reasons for that is the fact the film itself is rather dull. There are moments when nothing is really happening and you’re just sitting around waiting for the good stuff to happen.

Personally, the film didn’t do that much for me, but Mitchum’s performance made it up to me, and different people might like t more than I did. Check it out and decide for yourself.


One thought on “A Study Of Film: Night Of The Hunter

  1. I never saw this movie, so I am unable to agree or disagree with you, but you did a nice take on the film. Good work!

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