Indiscretion of An American Wife

Indiscretion of An American Wife

&, Terminal Station

DVD - 2003
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An American housewife vacationing in Italy reluctantly decides to put an end to her brief affair with an Italian academic. She flees to Rome's Stazione Termini, where she bids him farewell, but he begs her to stay.
Publisher: [New York] : Criterion Collection, c2003
ISBN: 9781559409407
Branch Call Number: 791.4372 I399d
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (72, 89 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in


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Sep 08, 2017

This DVD contains two versions of the 1954 melodrama: director Vittorio De Sica's 89-minute cut, titled "Terminal Station," and producer David O. Selznick's 72-minute cut, titled "Indiscretion of an American wife."
After disappointing previews, David Selznick severely reedited it and changed the title, but it seemes to me that Selznick's version simply makes it 17-minute shorter than the original without changing a storyline.
I don't see any point in doing that.
In any case, it is a simpl story and the director simply made it into a melodrama by exaggeration and sensationalism.
Although it appears silly, the performances of Jennifer Jones and Montgomery Clift are superb.

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