HCW is a very special movie. The few times I've seen it, it's always a charmer. Just perfect. Mr Jordan was on tonight. It had 4 stars, so I watched it, for the first time. It was good - but nowhere as good as HCW.
And what was the difference? Was it the actors? The period? The actors I didn't really know, and the older mannerisms? The director? Me? I'll bet my father would have had the opposite opinion, as this one wasn't really his generation.
Julie Christie was stunning, as always. I didn't find her predecessor that attractive or engaging. Warren Beatty was so charming. What a personality! Just the perfect amount of humor. Claude Rains was equal to James Mason. They were both excellent. Jack Warden was so good. And Buck Henry - perfect for that decade or generation.
Maybe it was that I knew all the actors in Heaven. That 40's style of acting was stiff, while the 70's style seemed so natural. And the humor was a bit corny. To me, anyway.
In essence - I have no idea what I'm talking about. One movie was made for my generation, the other, not. I liked how HCW followed MrJ so closely, with the same names, and sometimes lines. It kinda felt like MrJ was the remake. They were both good movies, based on an excellent storyline.