Gaslight (1944)

Gaslight (1944)
Paula Alquist was a young girl, living in London with her aunt, when her aunt was brutally murdered in her home. Years later, a newly married Paula is convinced by her new husband, Gregory, to return to the home to live. Despite her misgivings, Paula agrees but soon after arriving, she and those around her begin to question whether or not she's sinking slowly into insanity. Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching “Gaslight”.

· Nancy and Elizabeth are walking up the stairs carrying sheets. Elizabeth points out the bedrooms. In the wider view, Elizabeth asks, “You got the sheets there,” both women still have the sheets in their arms. It cuts to a close-up of Nancy looking up the stairs when she asks, “What’s up there?” and her arms are empty.

· Paula tells Nancy goodnight after she questions the light in her bedroom. In the wider view, Paula’s arms are down by her side as Nancy is shown walking to the bedroom door. It cuts to a close-up of Paula and her hands are up, in front of her.

· Paula decides to go for a walk and Nancy hands her the umbrella. In the front, wider view, the tip of the handle is facing toward the right, toward the door. It cuts to a closer view, and the umbrella handle is facing the opposite direction, toward the left.

· Brian Cameron is talking to the investigator at Scotland Yard about the missing jewels. The investigator answers, “I don’t know”, when talking about the location of the jewels, the close-up view shows he’s standing against the cabinet in the office. It cuts to a different angle as he continues to talk, and he’s standing next to the table with the evidence box, several feet away.

“Gaslight” (1944) stars Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, May Whitty, Angela Lansbury, and Barbara Everest. It runs 114 minutes and is Not Rated.

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