It was recently mentioned in another thread, that kudos be paid to Julie Kirgo, who has been creating tiny, insidiously entertaining and insightful monographs for inclusion in the Twilight Time releases.
Since I've not a great deal to say about Nora Ephron's Sleepless in Seattle, with the exception of it being a superior entertainment, created by a team who love the cinema, I'll give you Ms Kirgo's final graph.
"Like An Affair to Remember before it, Sleepless in Seattle is a fantasy; it's not about quotidien love, it's about movie love. When Nora Ephron set out to make the film, she no doubt began by asking herself what she felt was missing from contemporary movies. Like many of us, she must have answered: romance! And then she proceeded, in shrewd but heartfelt fashion, to give us what we all wanted. The song that closes the film - rendered in gravelly yet tender fashion by the incomparable Jimmy Durante - set the challenge: "Make Someone Happy." Sleepless in Seattle does just that, in spades." - Julie Kirgo
There's little to say here about Twilight Time's Blu-ray release, as prepared by the Columbia / Sony team. Sven Nykvist's beautiful cinematography has been lovingly transferred to the digital realm. If you like it, take a look at some of his earlier black & white work, from his native Sweden.
A superb Blu-ray of an equally superb film.
Image - 5
Audio - 5