I Know Where I'm Going!

I Know Where I'm Going!

DVD - 2001
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A headstrong young woman travels to the Scottish Hebrides to marry a rich industrialist. On the way, she meets a young naval officer and realizes that some things are more important than money.
Publisher: [Irvington, NY?] : Criterion Collection, c2001.
ISBN: 9780780023802
0780023803
Branch Call Number: PN1995.9.M27 I3 2001
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.

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kpelish
Dec 03, 2019

For the 1940s, this is a pretty egalitarian depiction of a romantic relationship where the protagonist thinks she wants one thing and then starts to re-order her values. Livesey is mostly appealing, including a heroic decision to accompany an inexperienced woman out into dangerous seas, with some time-period stuff like the unneeded hand on the back. As others have pointed out, Scotland itself is a character with beautiful landscape shots and an affectionate portrayal of its culture. The supporting characters have more depth than usual.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 A masterpiece, possibly one of the ten best movies ever made. By the way, that whirlpool is a real thing in Scotland to this very day.

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MoonlightRodeo
Dec 29, 2018

Martin Scorsese said: "I reached the point of thinking there were no more masterpieces to discover, until I saw "I Know Where I'm Going!" How right he is. From the clever opening credits to the beautiful ending, this movie is a gem.

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sdetasnady
Mar 17, 2018

This is what movies are really ! To keep you in their world while they run and live the lives/emotions of the characters ! This movie really made me one with Wendy Hiller, the superb actress in the lead.....

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Courier2003
Aug 05, 2017

A black & white movie. Dull and boring, gave it one hour. Reviews were not honest.

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CloudyPepper
Jun 22, 2017

Kind of an unexpected romantic film, which is nice considering how by-the-numbers these things usually are; its focus almost felt more ethnographic - exploring the culture of this Scottish island - than romantic, and the characters were well drawn (even if one of them had her annoying moments here and there). Powell & Pressburger have yet to let me down!

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andleslie
Oct 04, 2016

A great classic romance film. Very enjoyable!

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Calvacade
Apr 19, 2016

This really is an excellent movie- a must watch for movie lovers.

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TBrien
Dec 10, 2015

This is one of those movies that has been on my "must-watch" list for a long time and after having finally watched it, I cannot recommend it enough. I loved the way it unfolded and kept surprising me. The characters and the setting were delightful. The way the directors showed what the character was dreaming/thinking at times was just one of many amusing touches. Ending made me get up and cheer!

EuSei Sep 30, 2015

We loved this charming, sweet movie. (I can hardly believe four years later director Michael Powell committed that abomination called “The Red Shoes,” yikes!) Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesey are superb in their roles—and so is everyone else, including the hawks and the dogs! (You will recognize Livesey’s as the Duke of Bungay in “The Pallisers” series.) The scenery is breathtaking. And if you watch the bonus, “I Know Where I'm Going! Revisited,” the 1993 photo essay by Nancy Franklin, you will see the area in all its gorgeous color! But if you don’t like older movies, with their characteristic way of acting, I suggest you pass on this one, though.

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EuSei Sep 30, 2015

Catriona Potts: Oh we live off the country. Rabbits, deer, a stray hiker or two.

EuSei Sep 30, 2015

Catriona Potts: Besides I haven't heard any intelligent female nonsense for months.

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