Farewell to Arms, A (1957) [Blu-ray]
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Brand New 4K Restoration! Based on the classic novel by Ernest Hemingway (For Whom the Bell Tolls). This gripping version of the legendary writer's World War I masterpiece stars Rock Hudson (Giant, Seconds) as an ambulance driver and Jennifer Jones (Portrait of Jennie, Duel in the Sun) as the nurse he falls in love with. Initially strangers, the two find they must suddenly grapple with difficult decisions about their life together until fate steps in and their future becomes uncertain. Featuring a stellar cast that includes Vittorio De Sica (The Earrings of Madame de...), Mercedes McCambridge (All the King s Men) and Oskar Homolka (Sabotage). A Farewell to Arms is one of the cinema's more poignant portraits of war and survival, beautifully directed by the great Charles Vidor (Gilda).
Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Sheila O'Malley | Trailers
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I wanted to read other reviews before deciding to post one of my own. I wanted to see if anyone else had a similar issue to the film that I did. I thought that Rock Hudson was brilliant in this movie. Though some say that there was no chemistry between he and the lead actress Jennifer Jones, I agree, but not for the same reason.
To me, Rock Hudson was there, on the mark, I felt the desire & love he had for her when he looked at her, when he spoke to her, when he would think about her or when he would talk about her to other characters. But on the flip side, for me, it was the actress that didn't deliver the chemistry. Though I am not familiar with her or any of her work, this is the only film I have seen her in. I didn't feel that she delivered the chemistry or the screen presence that the story called for.
That aside, story wise, I loved it, heck, I even cried & I didn't see that coming lol. :D And the locations where they filmed are magnificent! Polarizing! So breathtakingly beautiful!!
I don't know if this would have been a better casting choice for this particular picture but I would have loved to have seen Esther Williams in this with Rock Hudson. Maybe it was the scene on the lake in the row boat that made me think of her. :D I think one of the biggest missed opportunities is that Esther Williams & Rock Hudson never worked and made films together!! With their beauty & talent & style of acting, Esther Williams and Rock Hudson would have been a phenomenal pairing on screen!!