The Diary Of Anne Frank details
|Starring:||Lou Jacobi, Richard Beymer, Ed Wynn, Millie Perkins, Joseph Schildkraut, Shelley Winters, Gusti Huber|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
The Diary Of Anne Frank
|Run time:||2 hours 24 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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A chilling lesson from the pastBy Maz888 from Dorset , 07 Jul 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]We had visited Anne Frank's house in Amsterdam recently and were very moved by the experience, so decided to watch this classic film.
The first half was very good as it depicted life, honestly, in the cramped quarters, with 8 people all vying for space, sanity and survival. It was particularly poignant that Anne was portrayed without prejudice, showing all her pre-pubescent warts-and-all behaviours. My only niggle here is that the other prominent character appeared to be Mr Frank, who was a shining example of a patient, understanding, saintly father figure, acting for everyone's good in such a difficult circumstance.
However, the second half was just laughable drippy romantic tosh that I understand is not true to the diary. I would recommend you stop watching at this point as it had left a sour taste after what has been an excellent, poignant and moving film on a tragedy that shouldn't have been.
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The Dreary of Anne FrankBy Oldbloke (348 reviews) from Sidmouth , 27 Nov 2010An important prestige picture in it's day, this version of the Frank story has aged very badly. It's beautifully shot, has some excellent performances and does manage to recreate some of the boredom and terror of those two years spent in hiding. Unfortunately, Director George Stevens chose to flesh out the film with some long tedious romantic interludes and in the lead, whiny voiced Millie Perkins completely fails to capture any of the spirit, intelligence and humanity that Anne Frank put down on paper. For once, that Sunday night TV adaptation might well be the better option.
Not a real depictionBy a customer from UK , 23 Apr 2009This film made in 1959 does not follow the diary of Anne Frank and I was disappointed with the 50s glamour style of the film, and American accents for the families in hiding, made it so unrealistic.
A lot of the story was made up, the burglar did not approach the SS officers, and they did not investigate within the house. A few bits rang true to the diary, but why make a film about this subject appear glamourous. Anne was portrayed as a hollywood icon, ok so films in the 1950s were made this way, but this film is about two Jewish families living in hiding in German occupied Amsterdam during 1942-44.
It ruined the film, that I had to turn off less than half way through. I have seen better made films in recent years telling the story of Anne Frank and I would recommend watching those, but do not bother to watch this one unless you are a fan of film making during the 1950s, it does not do what it says on the tin.
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Dear diary, far too longBy RJNeb2 (1012 reviews) from London , 21 Jun 2008Rather ill-advisedly, George Stevens films this intimate little story about the Frank family hiding from the Nazis for 2 years in a garrett in Amsterdam in full widescreen glory and at a highly protracted nearly 3 hour length. Millie Perkins is overly saintly and a little annoying as Anne, and her romance at the end of the film really bogs it down. But there are some compensations. William Mellor's photography is exemplary, Stevens springs a couple of very tense setpieces on us and there are some sturdy supporting performances, from the fussy Ed Wynn to the steady moral centre of Joseph Schildkraut.
ann frankBy Jayne Simpson from shropshire , 28 Jan 2006very good film very upsetting when they finally catch them true story my mum went to see the house where ann frank lived and the annex she said it had narrrow walk aways it must have been scary for her
Dated and unforgivingBy a customer from Anstey Leicester England , 23 Oct 2005This now well known account of the diary recording the dreadful treatment meted out to Jewish individuals and families during WW11 is deserving of a better interpretation than this dated and unforgiving portrait.