Although the technical aspects of this story smooth over the fairytale-esque elements, the storyline is highly predicable. Many people I knew had the same opinion of the movie after it was already over.
The first thing I thought of when I first saw this movie was about a dildo, instead of a penis. The first thing I thought about when I first heard of the girl in the opera was about a dildo. Maybe I am just all geeky about this, but I found this to be slightly erotic, especially when the 2 lovers experimented in real life.
In his fifties Alfred Hitchcock indulges in the role of an aging and ailing doctor. This allows him to show his mastery of his craft by showing how he deals with even the most baffling and confounding case. It is with that tag line that I was inclined to watch Spellbound. The primary antagonists here are the hospital for the mentally ill. They are labyrinthine and over mysterious. They have more secrets in such a short time as it is difficult to imagine that the author of the series would keep throwing in rules that don't explain what's going on in the interstices of what's happening. The third act is supposed to be the sensational one. Yet, it not only isn't sensational, it's downright, farcical. 7211a4ac4a