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    Has Criterion upgraded the Blu-ray of CHILDREN OF PARADISE?

    Le Jour se Leve is one of my favorite films as stated above. Gabin is clearly Brando's inspiration. I got the Studio Canal and it's pretty good. Don't recall it looking better in revival houses except perhaps a bit brighter. But you must have a region free player. Arletty has a topless scene...
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    UHD Review Peeping Tom – Criterion UHD Blu-ray Review

    An excellent film and I hate slasher films. But what do you expect when I consider Astaire and Rogers performing Never Gonna Dance in Swing Time the apex of film making. I watched Peepng Tom on youtube and a friend who had seen it at FF was appalled. I couldn't sit through it again despite this...
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    Blu-ray Review Meet John Doe Blu-ray Review

    It's got one of the best endings and is often excerpted in various documentaries Stanwyck is at peak performance level in this scene and always reduces me to tears despite my cold atheistic heart. Even the woman who exclaims I believe 'Oh Mr Doe!' is a perfect touch.
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Paint Your Wagon -- in 4k UHD

    Too bad Andrews didn't take it-pace Dark Vader-she would have been very interesting with Marvin and Eastwood and would have been great. But then she was working on that unwatchable movie that almost ended her career and she was suddenly box office poison. The Village Voice drama critic said...
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    Blu-ray Review The Nun’s Story Blu-ray Review

    I found it a very difficult depressing film to get through. I think growing up Catholic had something to do with it. A great film but I was astounded it was a huge hit at Radio City. It seemed certainly not for the Music Hall/summer tourist crowd. It is so unsparing. Bizarrely the stage show...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Paint Your Wagon -- in 4k UHD

    What a beautiful woman and in the right role a good actor. What a fine movie Bonjour Tristesse is.
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Paint Your Wagon -- in 4k UHD

    Oh my. If he did have grandchildren I don't think they'd give a fig about PYW in 70MM or in pan and scan. And for the record I was too young to have seen the movie at Loew's 2 in NY. Cecil Beaton in his diaries said he fled at intermission at the premiere. He was appalled. But I do love Jean as...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Paint Your Wagon -- in 4k UHD

    If you did not see it on the 80ft curved screen at the Cinerama on Broadway in 6 track stereo you have nothing to tell your grandchildren.
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    No Technicolor? This can't be happening!
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Well if we can compare cds I have many from when they started and I have a few that got what they used to call digital rot. But these as well seem to have come from one plant. The overwhelming majority that are decades old are fine.
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    I'd prefer Knots Landing. When you think of all the many many releases we want from Warner I think many of us will have gone to our reward before they'd have a chance to be released. And anyway how many years before the only possible access is through streaming? Everyone I know streams. Of...
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    Warner Archive Blu-ray Wish List: The 1940's

    Well that was quite wonderful.
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    Interestingly there are a number of great musical numbers on youtube where if the movie were to be released today there would be a warning yet there are no warnings there. People may comment if they are offended or not but youtube makes no judgement. Thank God. They are there simply to make you...
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    Warner Archive Announcements Thread

    There are a number of movies like this where you just go along with them and they are very entertaining.
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Paint Your Wagon -- in 4k UHD

    So could other more appealing stars of the period like Petula Clark and Sally Anne Howes. Henderson on screen was always TV sitcom material even before she became a hit in one. And that beautiful supporting player could have been dubbed which would have been preferable. Henderson was no movie...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Paint Your Wagon -- in 4k UHD

    Ah you are right in NY at the Ziegfeld! That I believe though not road show included advance ticket sales though general seating twice a day or 3 times? I'll have to check Cinema Treasures. I know CC posted its advertisement. Another sign of people not wanting to go to Times Square when it...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Paint Your Wagon -- in 4k UHD

    If you saw it in mag in NY you might very well have seen it at Loew's State 2. You would remember I think if you saw it at that Cinerama festival. It was a very special event. The only one of its kind ever in NY. Glad you liked the audio so much. It really is terrific. When it comes down in...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Paint Your Wagon -- in 4k UHD

    I find that strange that the dialogue would be in mono. I've never heard of a print like that. Especially that there is underscoring that should be in stereo. But then Kino managed to get a roadshow print of TMM where the overture and exit music are in mono when in every roadshow theater where...
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    White Christmas 4K Possibility?

    Yes it is good. But oy I dread those silly dancers. And I saw Appalachian Spring at City Center conducted by Copland and Graham made an appearance at the end for the curtain call. A great night.
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    White Christmas 4K Possibility?

    He's most obvious in the male dancers of I'll Come Home to Bonnie Jean.
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    White Christmas 4K Possibility?

    Biggest film of '54 I believe. Though probably someone already said it. I find the second half really falls off a cliff. The trumped up misunderstanding between Clooney and Bing the awful Martha Graham take off and the whole cloyingly sentimental plot and ending seem too phony even for me. At...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Paint Your Wagon -- in 4k UHD

    I do too. Love Breathless and Bonjour Tristesse. I even like the glammed up lacquered Ross Hunter look in Airport.
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Paint Your Wagon -- in 4k UHD

    So he owns the soundtrack and the film. Ha! Caught!
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Paint Your Wagon -- in 4k UHD

    I think the remarkable story of how Anita Gordon came to dub for Seberg has been covered before on HTF. And it comes from Andre Previn's autobio of his years in Hollywood No Minor Chords. I saw him looking for something in the classical dept of HMV on I believe it was W86th. Had I been on the...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Paint Your Wagon -- in 4k UHD

    Remember a lot of those critics had most likely seen the original stage production and I believe Wanda Hale had been reviewing movies in NY since the 40s. I remember one critic saying that Agnes DeMille's wonderful choreography had been reduced to stomping in the mud. Audrey sings surprisingly...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Paint Your Wagon -- in 4k UHD

    My Fair Lady and South Pacific were two other overwhelming experiences in that theater during that special festival. Never to be repeated. When Bali Hai started in the overture I felt like I was pushed to the back of the theater and pinned there. This theater is why I could never take the...
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    Time Capsule Movies

    Penelope. A not very good movie but it captures the very end of a glamourous New York that was about to take a sharp turn into the gritty NY of the 70s and 80s which I lived through every single day so I have no reason to revisit it. So many architectural wonders were destroyed during the mid...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Paint Your Wagon -- in 4k UHD

    Barton is great too on the obc so as much as I like Marvin's rendition Barton is just as good. Just very different. The only way to get that choral work on stage is to do it in concert or at the Met. But putting it on 6 track in a roadshow theater gives it gives it more of a punch, a little of...
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    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Paint Your Wagon -- in 4k UHD

    At the end of the 60s critics were complaining about the cost of these big musicals. Never mind the people they were giving jobs to. With all the misery in the world what a waste of money. They wanted low budget American new wave films which were about 10 years late in any case compared to the...
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