Beloved Infidel [Blu-ray]
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SUBTITLES: English SDH
VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 2.35:1
AUDIO: English 4.0 DTS-HD MA
1959 / Color
Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Original Theatrical Trailer
Top Customer Reviews
Deborah Kerr plays her as a woman who has invented her past to impress everyone, including Gregory Peck, who plays F.Scott Fitzgerald. He exposes her fictions in a scene on a large beach, where noone else goes, and it is one of the most harrowing forced-confession scenes on screen. Further on into the film, we learn about Fitzgerald, and the fictions he wrote and the many fictions he told to Graham and others, and one sees why Sheilah Graham appealed to him..she, a very adept fabricator of fictions, as he was in and out of novels and short stories, and the very occasional screen play.
See this film for Deborah Kerr's incredible gestures and poses and false statements; her complete inability to relate to truth, and her self-righteous fights with Scott, and Gregory peck's violence toward her, as she rejects his drinking as cute, and his teaching her literature as opressive; and then at the end, a huge dramatic scene with Peck, and a great soundtrack, finds her on that unihabited beach again..a kind of return to the strangely bleak place of exposure ; but then Sheilah Graham writes the memoir, Beloved Infidel, with another writer, and it's fiction all over again especially as adapted for the screen. Their affair is awash with questions and speculations..all of which come out in this film. Any kind of story would do, and it works here, just as much as the fiction that Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald were really lovers.Read more ›
For all his stolid reputation, Peck was always interested in challenging his screen image and even though he's one of the least likely casting choices imaginable for Fitzgerald, he's clearly relishing the opportunity to cut loose in the second half of the picture with the occasional homicidal drunken rage. Kerr's more obviously in her usual comfort zone, worrying, trying to manage a deteriorating situation and suffering as required.Read more ›
I actually found Gregory Peck believable as F. Scott Fitzgerald. I'm probably the only person over 40 who hasn't seen "To Kill a Mockingbird" (although I do own the video and hope to watch it someday), I didn't have to worry about the "Atticus Finch Effect" in watching this film. My favorite Gregory Peck film is "Duel in the Sun" where he plays the evil and sexually charged Lewt McCanles. His mean,selfish, jealous, drunk Scott was enough to make me want to smack him on the head.
As always, Deborah Kerr was absolutely gorgeous and I really did feel that she knew what she was doing when she sometimes played Sheliah as an insecure little girl in a woman's body. The scene on the beach when she told Scott to "be nice" just by the way it was said told me that a.) something big was coming and b.) the revelation was going to explain the tone of that request.
All in all, I enjoyed this film and wouldn't mind watching it again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another great movie that I only discovered a few years ago, Very hard to find this movie. I wasn't able to find it on dvd so I bought the VHS versionPublished 6 months ago by Nellie Bucket
Love this old movie with Gregory Peck and Deborah Karr about Scott Fitzgerald's life. One of my favoritesPublished 7 months ago by Carolyn Collins
Love this movie because it's about F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sheliah Graham. Did not like the actor's portrayal of Fitzgerald although I know this movie was based on the book by Ms. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Suzy
A story about the trials of a writer's great talent and his deepest pain and fear of failure. It is also a great story about love and forgiveness.Published 10 months ago by ssmp