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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:07 PM
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Gaslight coming up on TCM
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 07:11 PM by Tuesday Afternoon
the film is responsible for the term in psychology....
What Is Gaslighting?
Excerpted from The Gaslight Effect: How to Spot and Survive the Hidden Manipulation Others Use to Control Your Life
By Robin Stern, Ph.D.

Your husband crosses the line in his flirtations with another woman at a dinner party. When you confront him, he asks you to stop being insecure and controlling. After a long argument, you apologize for giving him a hard time.
Your boss backed you on a project when you met privately in his office, and you went full steam ahead. But at a large gathering of staff - including yours - he suddenly changes his tune and publicly criticizes your poor judgment. When you tell him your concerns for how this will affect your authority, he tells you that the project was ill-conceived and you'll have to be more careful in the future. You begin to question your competence.
Your mother belittles your clothes, your job, your friends, and your boyfriend. But instead of fighting back as your friends encourage you to do, you tell them that your mother is often right and that a mature person should be able to take a little criticism.
If you think things like this can't happen to you, think again. Gaslighting is when someone wants you to do what you know you shouldn't and to believe the unbelieveable. It can happen to you and it probably already has.

more at link: http://www.enotalone.com/article/16906.html

About the Film
Paula's aunt Alice Alquist, a famous entertainer, is murdered in her home. Paula, who lives with her aunt finds the body. Police fail to find the killer and Paula is sent away to school. Ten years later, Paula returns to London with her new husband. They take up residence in her aunt's house, which she has inherited. Paula is increasingly isolated by her husband but does come to the attention of an admirerer of her aunt, Mr. Brian Cameron.

more at link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036855 /

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TokenQueer Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:13 PM
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1. Great freakin' movie!
Highly recommended!

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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:14 PM
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2. yes
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:19 PM
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3. I have the radio play on my iPod.
Didn't get to listen to it during my last trip, but maybe I'll get around to it with the upcoming trip. I have a few marathon bus rides awaiting me. I believe it has Ingrid Bergman and Charles Laughton.

It's free download on iTunes.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:26 PM
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4. Charles Boyer and Joseph Cotten and introduced Angela Lansbury.

Charles Boyer ... Gregory Anton

Ingrid Bergman ... Paula Alquist
Joseph Cotten ... Brian Cameron
Dame May Whitty ... Miss Bessie Thwaites

Angela Lansbury ... Nancy Oliver
Barbara Everest ... Elizabeth Tompkins
Emil Rameau ... Maestro Mario Guardi
Edmund Breon ... Gen. Huddleston
Halliwell Hobbes ... Mr. Muffin
Tom Stevenson ... Williams
Heather Thatcher ... Lady Dalroy
Lawrence Grossmith ... Lord Dalroy
Jakob Gimpel ... Pianist
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Graybeard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:27 PM
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5. How could John Lithgow be so irresponsible?
I'm really mad. Lithgow introduces this movie to young viewers by giving away the ending? He says, "This is a film about a man who is trying to drive his wife insane." No it isn't, dammit. It's a film about a woman who thinks she is going insane. Is she or isn't she? Is the husband up to something? Robert Osborne would not have spoiled that ambiguity.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:31 PM
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6. yeah. That is where all the suspense builds. Bad. Bad. Lithgow.
Robert Osborne Rules.
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Moondog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:50 PM
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7. Angela Lansbury
does wonderfully playing the Victorian era tart angling to cut her mistress out of the action. Not exactly the role she plays in "Murder, She Wrote."
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TokenQueer Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 07:59 PM
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8. I believe Ms. Lansbury was only 17 when she made this picture.
Simply stunning...
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Moondog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:07 PM
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9. I was not aware of her actual age when she performed in this role.
She was pretty amazing.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 08:54 PM
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10. she was and Cukor was so impressed that he expanded the role.
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TokenQueer Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:24 PM
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11. No thread praising the divine Angela Lansbury would be complete...
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muffin1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:41 PM
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12. How fabulous is Sweeney Todd?
I believe she said this was her favorite role of her career.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:43 PM
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13. don't forget THe Manchurian Candidate and her role as Mame
on Broadway.
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TokenQueer Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:07 PM
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14. Indeed.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:11 PM
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15. Fabulous!
:toast:
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TokenQueer Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:18 PM
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16. One more... just for fun.
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mulsh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:20 PM
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17. If you get a chance to watch the original Gaslight
made in England in 1940 do so. It is more suspenseful and creepy. Of course Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman and Joseph Cotten are no slouches.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslight_ (1940_film)
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:46 PM
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18. thanks for the link
I had forgotten this was a remake.
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Graybeard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:50 PM
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19. Nobody creepier than Anton Walbrook.
Cold and emotionless in Gaslight just as he was in The Red Shoes.
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