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

    True enough. But what I find interesting is that the film revels in its exploitative side (mainly in the depicting of Malone's nympho behavior) even while fearlessly and sympathetically taking on the reality of these self-destructive personal issues. A drunk throwing a bottle of booze he's...
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Written on the Wind (1956) (Blu-ray)

    Actually, the nymphomaniac daughter of a rich, dysfunctional family is only part of WRITTEN ON THE WIND. The movie also deals with the rivalry of best friends who are like brothers, a father with limited confidence in his son, mental illness, and impotency. This was startling stuff back in...
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Written on the Wind (1956) (Blu-ray)

    I love how Robert Stack was given the role of his career (Eliot Ness aside), an emotional train wreck, and he aced it. The Region 2 disc is gorgeous, btw. I'm sure this new version will be just as good, if not a tad better.
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