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  1. Thomas T

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Written on the Wind (1956) (Blu-ray)

    It seems to me all this speculation that Bacall disliked WOTW, is just that. Speculation, not fact. And even if she did dislike it, it says more about her than the film. Joan Crawford couldn't stop badmouthing Johnny Guitar in an interview ("I should have had my head examined. No excuse for a...
  2. Thomas T

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Written on the Wind (1956) (Blu-ray)

    One of Douglas Sirk's most famous quotes is "There is a very short distance between high Art and trash". And no one walked that line better than him. The reverence Sirk is held in by Martin Scorsese, Pedro Almodovar, Jean Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut, Quentin Tarantino, Todd Haynes, Rainer...
  3. Thomas T

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Written on the Wind (1956) (Blu-ray)

    Then she was a hypocrite as in 2005, she accepted an award from the Austin Film Society on behalf of the film which was being inducted into the Texas Film Hall Of Fame!
  4. Thomas T

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Written on the Wind (1956) (Blu-ray)

    Just goes to show you, you can't believe everything you read. I've always read that she took Written On The Wind because Bogart urged her to do it.
  5. Thomas T

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Written on the Wind (1956) (Blu-ray)

    In one of her later interviews, long after she left Hollywood, she said, "I suppose if we made Written On The Wind today, we'd all be be naked as jaybirds!" Still, even after that interview she played Sharon Stone's murderess gal pal in Basic Instinct (1992), so obviously she wasn't that...
  6. Thomas T

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Written on the Wind (1956) (Blu-ray)

    How can you not see a hand coming toward your face. Alas, I've been slapped in the face more than once and you'd better believe I winced when I saw that coming! All the performances in Sirk's melodramas (with the possible exception of The Tarnished Angels) are stylized with a heightened reality...
  7. Thomas T

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Written on the Wind (1956) (Blu-ray)

    I don't think Lord Dalek is disputing Written On The Wind was intended to for wide screen exhibition but rather the aspect ratio of 1.85 versus 2:1.
  8. Thomas T

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Written on the Wind (1956) (Blu-ray)

    Finally! Long overdue! I prefer the new jacket to the old one but wonder why Dorothy Malone isn't as prominently featured as her three other co-stars? After all, she is the one who won the Oscar!
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