The Bride Wore Black 02/04/23
François Truffaut’s ode to Hitchcock and Cornell Woolrich is an ice-cold femme revenge tale. Jeanne Moreau exacts retribution from five men who made her a widow on her wedding day. Truffaut winds it as tightly as a mousetrap, leaving Ms. Moreau’s psychology a mystery — feminists can debate whether the film is misogynistic. Raoul Coutard’s color cinematography is deceptively warm and inviting; the film’s biggest boost comes from Bernard Herrmann’s powerful music score. Potential special guest victims include Michel Bouquet, Jean-Claude Brialy, Charles Denner, Claude Rich and Michael Lonsdale. On Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.