March 20, 2008

...Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)

Bunny Lake is Missing is well-acted (Carol Lynley, Keir Dullea, Laurence Olivier, Noel Coward) and well-written so why is it not more exciting or mysterious. Is director Otto Preminger really a bad director? It's not that the puzzle is easy to figure out or that the black and white cinematography is poor; it's just that there is no tension, leaving no real payoff when the film ends.

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