‘Spellbound’ (1945)| The One Line Synopsis

Alfred Hitchcock himself referred to the film as “just another manhunt wrapped up in pseudo-psychoanalysis.” Which plays well into the OLS framework. However, I prefer to include some paraphrasing of one of the film’s own lines for my One-Line Synopsis:

A noirish Hitchcock thriller (with dream-sequence imput from Dali and his beloved paranoic-critical method) in which a love-smitten analyst plays a dream-detective intent on proving the innocence of an unstable lover who reacts to lines on white in the way that (almost ten years later) Marnie reacts to red (but with more fainting and less thievery).


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