Yes it indeed a film to remember, and the two leads are marvelous under McCarey’s direction. It’s at least as good a film as McCarey earlier LOVE AFFAIR and it’s better-crafted than the later film by Nora Ephron that employs the plot. Beautiful caps.
[…] style enriched his humane portraits. Not that his visual sense was less than masterful, as Srikanth Srinivasan’s collection of screen grabs from An Affair to Remember, emphasizing McCarey’s use of dramatic verticals, will remind […]
gorgeous film.not a chick flick, as it’s reputation would suggest, at all. i saw it on tv so i can only imagine the impact of seeing it in widescreen format but it’s visuals still dazzled me. aside from the change of color to parallel the change in narrative and tone, and superior mise en scene, one of my favorite aesthetic devices in the film is the use of offscreen space and half hidden images to underline the film’s theme of miscommunication as well as things being hidden and revealed.