Seance on A Wet Afternoon

Seance on A Wet Afternoon

DVD - 2002
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A delusional woman involves her husband in a kidnapping so she can reveal the child's location during a seance, but in this macabre film things go wrong.
Publisher: [United States] : Public Media, Inc., c2002, 1964
Edition: RSDL dual-layer ed
ISBN: 9780780025844
0780025849
Branch Call Number: DVD F Sea

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Monolith
Nov 21, 2014

A very well done and unusual piece. Stanley and Attenborough are exceptional, portraying a broken couple clutching at a perverted criminal fantasy to brighten their dismal existence, but inevitably cracking under the strain of reality setting in.

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1_critic
Jun 10, 2014

Tedious and boring, a waste of any wet afternoon. The picture, and especially the sound quality are very poor. I had the volume set at 90% and still had difficulty with the dialogue, and the English, who have problems enunciating in their own language made it worse. No subtitles are available. Someone compared this film of Who's afraid of Virgina Wolfe. Really? These two films have nothing in common except that they are both in b&w.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Oct 19, 2012

If you're looking for an absolutely riveting, psychological melodrama, then Seance On A Wet Afternoon is your ticket to a real emotional thrill-ride. Trust me. This is an excellent film._____ Well-crafted. Plausible. Brilliant. This film's script is astonishing in its fine attention to detail._____ Set in the Ealing district of London, this film closely focuses in on Myra Savage, an eccentric, lower-class housewife, who advertises herself in a local newspaper as a Medium and then sets into motion a chain of events, involving the kidnapping of a child, that are intended to lead her and her wimp-of-a-husband, Bill, to great financial wealth._____ Released in 1964 and filmed in stark b&w, Seance On a Wet Afternoon is first-rate entertainment from start to finish.

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Janice21383
May 24, 2011

Like Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, except that something happens. A medium and her husband kidnap a child, not so much for the money, but for the benefit of spooks and their followers everywhere. There's a plot hole or two, and a couple scenes are slow and stressed. But Kim Stanley is so good, you'll wonder where she's been all your life, or afterlife, possibly. Edited to add: rest in peace, Richard Attenborough, or welcome to the Beyond.

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