February 1, 1992

Shining Through

Melanie Griffith in a World War II drama? Playing some kind of pseudo-secret U.S. agent in Nazi Germany? Who thought this was a good idea? Check out this dialogue, which sounds swell coming from Ingrid Bergman, but no so much from squeaky Melanie:
"This is all so civilized, Edward. That's what you like, isn't it? Civilized people, polite ladies with pedigrees who look good at the opera, and never make you laugh too hard, and never make you feel too much. I've had a lot of time to think about this, and don't tell me it's the war, when I've been waiting for six months to hear whether you're dead or alive and you waltz into a nightclub."