The incomparable George Cukor's 1950 Born Yesterday, is so fresh today that it could probably stand a re-issue.
While we won't be lucky enough to have that, outside of an occasional high-end film festival, we can relish the new Blu-ray which has been presented to us by Columbia / Sony via Twilight Time.
As a Columbia picture, Grover Crisp's fingerprints are still fresh on this one. Scanned from the original negative, with the exception of a couple of reels which no longer exist, and with bits and pieces filled in where necessary from protection elements, Born Yesterday looks and sounds like a fresh new 35mm in projection.
Black levels, gray scale, shadow detail, grain structure, are not only in line, but honed to absolute perfection. Digital clean-up is non-intrusive. This looks superior to any 35mm print of it that I've ever seen.
Born Yesterday was nominated for five Academy Awards, inclusive of Best Motion Picture, Writing, Costume design, Directing, and Actress. Judy Holliday took home the award for her brilliant performance of the looney dame who ain't so looney.
One of the great film, and a necessary inclusion to any serious cinema library.
Image - 5
Audio - 5
Very Highly Recommended.