If Penelope Fitzgerald adapted her slim novel Human Voices into an episode of the Mary Tyler Moore Show with the silly and wondrous warmth of a Tora-San film, it would resemble Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald. It shouldn’t exist, but I’m glad to live in a world where it does.
A deep exploration of the control men exert over women through the false perception of love, as well as the risks at stake in overlooking the reality of a love object. So many ideas are at work in I've Always Loved You that have seeds rooted in earlier Borzage pictures: the spiritual destiny and communication between two people, the limits of love tested by extreme circumstance, the price of admittance to the mausoleum of each soul.
Or as Luc Moullet…