Letter From an Unknown Woman
Directed by Max Ophuls
Wow, just wrote ten of these in a row. I should stop being so awesome and watching so many movies. Actually, seriously, I should because I have spent like two hours on this blog today and I have other work to do.
Anyway, this is my last one for the day so let's churn this out. I absolutely love stories of unrequited love. There are frankly, not enough. As someone who has to deal with this all the time (including this very minute) I find it incredibly relatable and sweet. This is probably one of the best films I have ever seen depicting this feeling.
At the very beginning, we are introduced to Joan Fontaine (who always looks adorable; how can you not love her?) writing a letter to a man who barely remembers her. She tells him she is dying and begins to tell her story. She has really loved him all her life but when he finally noticed, he just used her and discarded her. Very sad.
A relatively unknown movie but it was excellent and just what I needed after the ordeal I recently went through (I like a guy who has a girlfriend, fill in the rest of the story for yourselves with various Taylor Swift songs).
Joan Fontaine's favorite movie.
Not available on Netflix or YouTube. You will have to go to...ahem...other sources.