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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ My Fair Lady (Take Two) -- in Blu-ray

    " I absolutely despise this trend of redoing shows that were classics." Oh, I don't know----just because a show is altered in a new production, doesn't mean the original ceases to exist. Look at "Show Boat"---an undoubted classic, but has there EVER been a more revised show than this? Every...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ My Fair Lady (Take Two) -- in Blu-ray

    "I've always hated the ending of MFL. I'd be among those standing and applauding at that version of the ending." Ha, we talked about that earlier in this thread, didn't we.... In Shaw's mind, the story ended with Eliza marrying Freddy and the two of them opening a shop together. After a few...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Flashdance - in Blu-ray

    Argh, why are new editions released with fewer special features than the old ones! Very frustrating. The previous disc had a five-part behind-the-scenes documentary running nearly 50 minutes.
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Sweet Bird of Youth - in Blu-ray

    Huh, I just realised I'm not being at all consistent. I enjoy the happy ending film version of this story, as compared to the very bleak stage version which I dislike greatly. But, in the case of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," the film's happy ending causes me to roll my eyes; I think it's...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Sweet Bird of Youth - in Blu-ray

    Geraldine Page is a delight to watch in this film; I've seen it several times and will have to pick up the blu-ray eventually. And man, I have to say----I MUCH prefer this "softened for the censors" version, as compared to the original stage play. I absolutely despised the ending to the play...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Love Among the Ruins - in Blu-ray

    It'e been many years since I've last seen this film (I haven't wanted to view the very fuzzy version that is on YouTube), so I'm looking forward to viewing the disc very much. I read that the film was shot with a European theatrical release in mind, so the image was composed for widescreen. A...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Show Boat (1936) - in Blu-ray

    Judging from the TCM showings, it does! Heh, heh... I don't know about the condition of the best available film elements, but the scan that currently airs on television is simply terrible. There's also print damage that goes beyond the typical dirt/scratches.
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Jezebel - in Blu-ray

    The Little Foxes is my favourite of the Wyler/Davis films, and I do hope it makes it to blu-ray soon. Problem with that film, every time I've seen it on TCM, is that there is a very noticeable high level of background hiss throughout the entire film. I don't know if that can be fixed, or at...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Footlight Parade - in Blu-ray

    I have to laugh a bit, to hear my own thoughts about Keeler echoed by so many here. That is, I've always thought that she can't really sing, can't really dance, and isn't much of an actress either. So how did she manage to be such a big musical star in the thirties? As everyone else has...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Glass Bottom Boat - in Blu-ray

    Yes, if I remember correctly, the choreographer for that number just indicated to Doris how to do the steps, without demonstrating. And then after she had filmed the scene they told her that they were unable to dance on the stairs themselves, because it was much too complicated and dangerous...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Glass Bottom Boat - in Blu-ray

    I really enjoy that film as well; I think of it as Doris' version of "A Star is Born"---heh... It's high time we get some more of her Warner's musicals on blu-ray! I believe only "Calamity Jane" and "Young at Heart" are on blu at this time. Heck, she made 17 films in 7 years at Warners...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Glass Bottom Boat - in Blu-ray

    The very sad news of Doris Day's passing this morning makes me feel quite melancholy, though of course I had long been thinking that this day couldn't be far off, as elderly as she was (age 97). Still, this affects me probably more than any other celebrity death that I can recall. She was a big...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Glass Bottom Boat - in Blu-ray

    "The interview with Doris begins 30 minutes into the show, with the South Pacific story starting around the 1:08.30 mark." Thanks so much for the link---fascinating stuff! Quite apart from the fact that he stole all her money, I think Doris' husband Marty probably did her career harm numerous...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Glass Bottom Boat - in Blu-ray

    "She probably could've found a home with live-action family films, though! Stuff like Disney pumped out in the 70s..." Yes, even if Doris didn't want to make the grittier films that were popular in that era, she almost certainly could have gone the Disney route and continued to make goofy...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Glass Bottom Boat - in Blu-ray

    Could Doris have found work in the "new" Hollywood of the late 60s and early 70s? She continuously reinvented herself throughout her career, and I think that---even given the fact that she had reached that age where it's difficult to find good roles---she could have continued working. A...