Thursday, November 4, 2010

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman on TCM November 4, 2010

"Life is eternal; and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight." (Rossiter Worthington Raymond)

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman is on TCM November 4, 2010 at 10:PM Eastern time.

With James Mason and Ava Gardner. Mason is the mysterious, brooding, oh so handsome Captain van der Zee and Gardner is Pandora, headstrong beauty. It's slightly uneven, but a gorgoeous and compelling combination of supernatural and romance. Beautiful people and scenery, beautifully filmed.

I'd throw away the world for Hendrick too! No one does mysterious romance better than James Mason.

Although this has been a favorite film since childhood, I have only seen this in rather muddy color, hopefully tonight's film will have improved color.

In the film, Hendrick quotes some lines from the poem "Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold.  The entire poem is here.