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  1. lark144

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    Only one measly huzzah, Will? I must say I'm surprised.
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    It's a shot for shot remake in Technicolor but completely lifeless; except for James Mason, who seems to be enjoying himself. Everyone else phones it in, including Granger, who seems distracted and comatose. It makes paint by numbers apperar scintillating by comparison.
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    BP could mean either best picture or best photography. Sorry if I misunderstood. That's the problem with using initials for everything. If you're talking best picture, I agree with you. "Viva Zapata" & especially "The Bad and the Beautiful" are much better films than "Ivanhoe." Then again, the...
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    And there you have it. My view is exactly the reverse. I never liked Olivia de Haviland in those Erroll Flynn films. She always looked so uncomfortable. (I love her beginning with "Hold Back the Dawn", where she really comes into her own.) And, in this case, I think the MGM style works better in...
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    There's a story, I don't know how true it is, that Frank Sinatra was so incensed when Minnelli moved that Ferris Wheel that Sinatra got into his car and drove all the way back to NYC. And all the brass at MGM had to move mountains to get him back on location. Anyway, he refused to see the film...
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    There are many people here, and I am among them, who love "Ivanhoe" and in fact, find it superior, in both production and story, to "Robin Hood". That's a matter of opinion, but it's a matter worth stating clearly and succinctly, though "Ivanhoe" was directed by someone I consider the worst...
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    Some also hoard it.
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    Wonderful film, co-written by Stephen Sodheim and Tony Perkins, based on the weekend long masques they would hold in LA among close friends based on a murder mystery theme. A group of upscale LA types--movie stars, agents, writers--are on a director's yacht on the Cote d'azur playing a real-time...
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    "Prince of the City" is a film that has very subtle cinematography that focuses on the change in weather and light which mirrors the change in the protagonist's life, and creates a kind of visual counterpoint that comments on the story and characters in a way that words can't really describe...
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    3+3=6 In June I'm assuming the same for July. That's where this seems to be going.
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    Well, if what happened last month is any guide, they'll probably put up three pre-orders a week from this coming Tuesday, like around the 15th and then three more the week after that.
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    I'm not sure I understand your question, Will, but I'll answer it the best I can. At the Trans-Lux East, we had the capacity for projecting magnetic, as well as optical sound, on 35mm prints, which as I recall was mostly non-amamorphic. Using the mag stripes had much superior sound, though after...
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    The Mayfair's booth was able to show 35mm films with mag stripes, as were most of Brandt's & Trans-Lux's first run theaters in the 1950's. btw, I used to frequent that hot dog stand on the south corner. Boy, do I miss it. For those movie location buffs, I believe it's in both "Sweet Smell of...
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    Thomas, I agreed with you; I thought the DVD was fine, until I looked at the new HD clip on youtube. It's now a completely different movie, especially the way it's lit. It looks different and it feels different. It's more emotional. It's not just a well written and beautufuly acted comedy...
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    Yes, I remember that. It was similar to the revival meeting in King Vidor's "Hallelujah". Very emotional. You could feel the surprise, and then rapture, sweep through the crowd. Grown men in their sixties who first saw the film when they were children had tears in their eyes. And the...
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    Nick, with all due respect; you may never have heard of BLOOD ON THE MOON, RACHEL AND THE STRANGERS & have read that REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE did poorly at the box office, but today they are cult films with fairly large constituencies.
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    It's funny but the only James Agee quote I can remember is about "Random Harvest". He wrote he would recommend it to "anyone who would swallow a bowl of Yardley's shaving soap with pleasure. " Because of that quote, I've never seen it.
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    SCARAMOUCHE is second on my list after KING SOLOMON'S MINES (though I really don't expect to ever see it on Blu, as the DVD was highly problematic.)
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