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  1. Virgoan

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Swarm -- in Blu-ray

    The very best thing about "The Swarm" is the fantastic music score by the late, great Jerry Goldsmith~
  2. Virgoan

    Blu-ray Review The Big Country Blu-ray Review (Kino)

    Mr. Crawford: We were discussing a subjective opinion you hold. I hold a differing opinion. Sorry if my expression of that is somehow "off topic" when it's about the film that is the subject of the thread. I'd be interested In what source you have for degrees of popularity of the themes.
  3. Virgoan

    Blu-ray Review The Big Country Blu-ray Review (Kino)

    Actually, the Jerome Moross score is one of the all-time great scores, even greater than "The Magnificent Seven", IMO. "...Seven" has a terrific theme, but Moross' score is varied and thematic throughout without relying on one theme.
  4. Virgoan

    A Few Words About A few words about...™Forever Amber -- in Blu-ray

    From IMDb, this confirms what was reported in the press after Darnell's death: "It was Star Dust (1940) that Darnell was watching the night of April 9, 1965, at the home of her former secretary, located in Glenview, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. The house caught on fire in the early hours of...
  5. Virgoan

    Blu-ray Review Alice (1990) Blu-ray Review

    This is one of Woody Allen's most engaging films. It and "Purple Rose of Cairo" are fantasies grounded in the real world. I really feel sorry for anyone who hated it or would be moderately annoyed by it, especially a movie lover. Mia Farrow turns in a wonderfully engaging portrayal of Alice...
  6. Virgoan

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Auntie Mame -- in Blu-ray

    And it has a magnificent music score written by Bronislau Kaper. One of the great scores of the1950s.
  7. Virgoan

    Blu-ray Review Doctor Dolittle (1967) Blu-ray Review

    Of interest to cinephles (I think): Turn to your Blu ray of "Midnight Cowboy". When Joe Buck gets to New Yotk and checks into a hotel, he looks out a window. There, on the side of a building, is the HUMONGOUS marquee for "Doctor Dolittle"!!!!!
  8. Virgoan

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Brigadoon -- in Blu-ray

    At its best, "Brigadoon" is musical magic with the inspired adaptation of the Lerner-Loewe score performed, under the baton of Johnny Green, by the MGM studio orchestra and chorus. The dancing is beautiful, as are the group numbers. Sure, location shooting would have enhanced the film...
  9. Virgoan

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Road to Bali -- in Blu-ray

    Whom do you suspect "someone mysteriously going by the name of Michael Schlesinger" of actually being?
  10. Virgoan

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Young Pope -- in Blu-ray

    FWIW: Pope John Paul II - Polish Pope Benedict - German Pope Francis - Argentinian
  11. Virgoan

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Harry Potter: Years 5 - 7 -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    For the Record, the first five Harry Potter films were issued in a box on HDDVD. It's identical to the 5-disc BD box.
  12. Virgoan

    Blu-ray Review Lifeboat Blu-ray Review

    One of the chestnuts of Hollywood film music is Alfred Hitchcock opining that the presence of music in this film would leave audiences wondering where an orchestra was coming from out there on the ocean. Allegedly, the composer (Hugo Friedhofer) replied: "The orchestra comes from the same...
  13. Virgoan

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Finian's Rainbow -- in Blu-ray

    One of Darby's first screen credits was on "The Wizard of Oz".
  14. Virgoan

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Firestarter -- in Blu-ray

    I love the remark about Barrymore's being able to start a fire "when the wind hits her hair". And I always thought it was the power she was about to use that made her hair blow. It was the WIND!!! :)
  15. Virgoan

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Firestarter -- in Blu-ray

    I love the tongue-in-cheek of the "few words about".
  16. Virgoan

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Fences -- in Blu-ray

    I would have been fine with Denzel's winning Best Actor. Of course, I was also fine with Affleck's having won. What sold me on Affleck's being the better choice was the shot of Denzel after the announcement...he looked sullen and pissed off.
  17. Virgoan

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Boy Friend -- in Blu-ray

    I'm absolutely over the moon about this Blu ray! It looks amazing. And I cannot get enough of the dance numbers. Twiggy and Christopher Gable are perfection in their roles. Tommy Tune and Antonia Ellis are remarkable.
  18. Virgoan

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Finian's Rainbow -- in Blu-ray

    There is an element of absolute magic that Petula Clark brings to this film with her performance and her vocals (a magic that also prevailed in "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" a couple of years later).
  19. Virgoan

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Finian's Rainbow -- in Blu-ray

    And worthy of noting: "That Old Devil Moon" is one of the most sublime presentations of that song I have ever seen. In various recordings of the Broadway score, it's positively jaunty. Here, it's unbelievably sexy.
  20. Virgoan

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Finian's Rainbow -- in Blu-ray

    This film marked the first time in movie history that a choral supervisor -- the brilliant Ken Darby -- received a solo title credit. Darby had been Alfred Newman's right-hand man at 20th Century-Fox, but also worked alongside other musicians when the studios began breaking up their music...
  21. Virgoan

    Blu-ray Review Son of Flubber Blu-ray Review

    Well, gosh. Another film from my misspent youth. If only I had the room to put all these titles.
  22. Virgoan

    Blu-ray Review Nocturnal Animals Blu-ray Review

    Sounds wonderful. ORDERED!
  23. Virgoan

    Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 Mechanical Keyboard Review

    When I made my comment, it was under "Blu ray Reviews", but it's no longer there.
  24. Virgoan

    Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 Mechanical Keyboard Review

    Shouldn't this be posted in a section other than "Blu Ray Reviews"?
  25. Virgoan

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ "What a Way to Go!" -- in Blu-ray

    It's also worth it for many wonderful moments. The costumes were very costly and beautiful, the production numbers were a lot of fun and the music was all original. The story was by Comden and Green.
  26. Virgoan

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Prince of Foxes -- in Blu-ray

    And it has an absolutely gorgeous score by Alfred Newman!
  27. Virgoan

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Bells are Ringing -- in Blu-ray

    I'd like to clarify that for me, as you said was true for you, this did not in any way ruin the appreciation for the movie and the overall excellence of image and sound.
  28. Virgoan

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Bells are Ringing -- in Blu-ray

    I noticed the same headroom issue most predominantly in the song "I'm Going Back". It just seems odd that part of the time she's in full frame at other times the top of her hairdo is cut off.
  29. Virgoan

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Bells are Ringing -- in Blu-ray

    My copy is HERE. I'm over the moon!!!
  30. Virgoan

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Boy Friend -- in Blu-ray

    I'm so excited I can hardly stand it! February will be a landmark month!!!
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