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    West Side Story - Spielberg remake (2021)

    On a peripherally related note, reviews at the Toronto Film Festival for the 'Dear Evan Hanson' film have been scathing.
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    Kino-Lorber Insider Announcement Thread (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    This aspect of the story is, unfortunately, an accurate representation of their experience; not a bias of the film makers.
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    West Side Story - Spielberg remake (2021)

    The actor playing her brother was a white man from Ohio. And numerous Sharks were white men portraying Puerto Ricans. No songs were cut. The casting of a white woman to play Maria raised no eyebrows in 1960. And Arthur Laurents is on record stating he thought Rita Moreno's performance was...
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    West Side Story - Spielberg remake (2021)

    The composer, lyricist and (particularly) the librettist of the original have spoken disdainfully of most all productions of all their works. Their comments on the original ‘WSS’ are hardly objective or out of character.
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    Theater Screen Masking (or lack thereof)...

    Unfortunately, even a 'serious' theater, the Film Forum in NYC, has been doing this for years now.
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    Advanced look at Thoroughly Modern Millie Blu-Ray

    CC got the last laugh.......an Oscar nom and Golden Globe win.
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    Advanced look at Thoroughly Modern Millie Blu-Ray

    'Who else would you use?'...........Preferably not someone 26 years old.
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    Pre-Order Bye Bye Birdie (1963) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I think you are absolutely correct re: Audrey's performance in 'MFL'. When the restoration premiered at the Ziegfeld in NYC in '94 one critic began his review with 'Dear Audrey....all is forgiven' and focused the review on how touching and affecting her performance is. Audrey gets far too...
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    Advanced look at Thoroughly Modern Millie Blu-Ray

    Yes....It made $35M (in its initial run from March '67 through Spring '68) It cost Universal $6M to produce.
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    Advanced look at Thoroughly Modern Millie Blu-Ray

    By the end of its run in summer of 1968 TMM had grossed over 25M in the US and an additional 10M overseas. Those numbers do not include a limited 1973 re-release or the revenue generated by television and home video.
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    Advanced look at Thoroughly Modern Millie Blu-Ray

    It was a huge hit. It broke box office records at the Criterion Theater in NYC.......records that had previously been set by 'My Fair Lady'.
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    Advanced look at Thoroughly Modern Millie Blu-Ray

    'Furious' is a bit of an overstatement. He did envision a smaller film, but from the 'get go' it was planned to be somewhat special....sepia color palette, less lush orchestrations of the music etc., essentially it would have the 'look' and sound of a 20's production to make it unique. But...
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    Advanced look at Thoroughly Modern Millie Blu-Ray

    I saw the 4K restoration of TMM at Film Forum in NYC in November '19, and the presentation was 1:85
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    Kino-Lorber Insider Announcement Thread (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    Thank you. I did not realize I was breaking protocol by inquiring about an already announced title.
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    Kino-Lorber Insider Announcement Thread (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    Any information available re: the street date for "Freud" ? I've been looking forward to its release since the dawn of home video.
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ My Fair Lady-- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Julie Andrews was approached to play Guenevere in the film version, but turned the part down.
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    West Side Story - Spielberg remake (2021)

    The ethics of ethnic purity in casting is important to Rita only when it involves others.
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ My Fair Lady-- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Russ Tamblyn and Richard Beymer are friends. Tamblyn has publicly agreed with Richard's opinion that he was misdirected by Wise and Robbins. That is something entirely different. A journalist who interviewed Moreno several years ago said she is obsessed with Wood, and became rage-full when he...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ My Fair Lady-- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    "Grease" is the most popular musical motion picture of all time now.
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ My Fair Lady-- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Taking potshots at both Audrey Hepburn AND Natalie Wood will go on a long as 'MFL' and 'WSS' are available for viewing.....as far as Natalie goes, Rita Moreno appears to have made it her mission to denigrate Wood's work in 'WSS'. George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn both looked so uncomfortable on...
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    Don't Look Now Paramount Blu-ray release

    I was wondering the same about "Days of Heaven" and "Rosemary's Baby".
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ My Fair Lady-- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Well said. Thank you. But Audrey did receive both Golden Globe and New York Film Critics Circle award citations for her performance.
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ My Fair Lady-- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    Julie's performance in "Mary Poppins" is delightful, but hardly multi layered. The nomination, and subsequent win, were a gift. Her nomination for "Sound of Music" was a reward for her gorgeous muti-octive singing and huge box office. The part of Maria von Trapp is one of the most insipidly...
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    West Side Story - Spielberg remake (2021)

    Moreno's been in in 50+ movies over the decades. About seven are memorable.
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    Kino-Lorber Insider Announcement Thread (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    There is nothing here to suggest that's the case; it includes an intermission. The entr'acte will play over the intermission card, as it did on the DVD and LD.
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    Kino-Lorber Insider Announcement Thread (Read Guidelines Post #3)

    There's nothing here to suggest that's the case. It includes the intermission. The entr'acte will play during the intermission.
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    West Side Story - Spielberg remake (2021)

    Moreno's interview was interesting, to say the least. She has a long history of resentment around Natalie Wood that began during filming. Other cast members (whom I have met and spoken with) find her comments about Natalie embarrassing as well as hypocritical since she herself had no issue...
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    Memorable movie theatre moments

    That's been open for debate since '82.
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ Damn Yankees – in Blu-ray

    Natalie Wood performed 'Little Lamb' live during the filming of "Gypsy". An alternate studio take was included on the soundtrack album. "Mr Goldstone I Love You" was also performed live by Rosalind Russell. Ironically, it is the only number in the film in which Russell performs the entire vocal.
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    RIP Christopher Plummer

    Thanks, I will.
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