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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Adam Lenhardt, May 20, 2012.
Finally got around to watching this one today. Beautiful presentation.
Very true indeed. B&W also fares best with a nitrate print, acetate seems flatter.
I finally got around to watching this amazing film for the first time last night. Holy cow, I wish movies nowadays were half as intelligent, fiercely funny and stunningly acted as this. It was nice seeing the young Marilyn Monroe delivering spit-take zingers so effortlessly. I've associated Ann Baxter with The Ten Commandments for so long that I hardly recognized her as mousy Eve... at least initially, until the rat began to come out. Thelma Ritter could really throw down with the best of them. I just watched Pillow Talk recently and she was hilarious in it, taking all the best lines. Thelma absconded with the picture here as well. And Bette Davis... "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!" Indeed, in all the best possible ways.
It's funny, but I watched it last Friday night for the zillionth time, and I can still find things that make me laugh or blink in amazement. It's simply one of those remarkable classics which only get better over time because they were so superb from the start. The quality is of such depth that there are endless delights to discover about it every time you watch it.
I just saw it a few months ago at the Stanford Theater in Palo Alto in 35mm. The audience there is amazing, everyone knows every nuance of this film.
Try to see it theatrically with a good audience, it adds immeasurably.