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  1. Malcolm Bmoor

    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in Stereophonic Sound?

    ...they just stuck the current movie ad in the middle. Similarly, the "Giant Screen Stereophonic Sound" line on the outside marquee probably stayed there all the time, no matter what the movie was. I know nothing whatsoever about this film's original showings (I've seen it on tv) but on the...
  2. Malcolm Bmoor

    West Side Story - Spielberg remake (2021)

    You dont actually see anyone singing, Because I'm a thoroughly nasty cynical person I'll refer you to the SWEENEY TODD film of some years ago: That too had trailers that concealed the fact that it was a musical, in order to attract people who wouldn't want to see a musical but would see a...
  3. Malcolm Bmoor

    Parts of WB´s The Golddiggers (1923) found in the UK - YouTube upload

    HOPE HAMPTON - was known as Hopeless Hampton. In all Kevin Brownlow's research her reaction was unique. She protested that she couldn't help him with memories of the Silent Era because she was far too young to have been there.
  4. Malcolm Bmoor

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ High Plains Drifter – in Blu-ray

    Why the determination that the mono is more desirable than a 5.1 version? The majority of films were mono only because the makers were cutting corners and in earlier times (until Dolby Stereo was installed in the majority of cinemas) only first run cinemas could run stereo. Would you also...
  5. Malcolm Bmoor

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Greatest Show on Earth – in Blu-ray

    Something to add to my previous post: AGC - Automatic Gain Control - a device that should have no place in professional audio. It used to be found on some domestic cassette machines to help people unable to set a recording level. It 'searches' or 'pumps' during silences and raises the level...
  6. Malcolm Bmoor

    A Few Words About A few words about…™ The Greatest Show on Earth – in Blu-ray

    The problem in general is not the existence of tools but their misuse. The trick with all processing, whether traditional compressors and noise gates or digital restoration aids, is to apply them until an adverse effect is heard and then reduce the amount of processing until the best ratio of...
  7. Malcolm Bmoor

    What is the greatest movie quote of all time?

    I'm sorry if this has already been cited as I've not read the entire thread. My favourite is from MAGNUM FORCE: A man's GOT to know his limitations.
  8. Malcolm Bmoor

    A few words about... Ryan's Daughter

    Here's an idea to set teeth grinding and insults flying: I submit that there's can be a difference between a good film and successful cinema. I first saw RYAN'S DAUGHTER in 70mm at the now lost to digital IMAX Empire Leicester Square in London and found the images sensational, the experience...
  9. Malcolm Bmoor

    RYAN’S DAUGHTER: Discussions for a BD Release (2015 - 2021)

    I've read this new book, and Kevin B's biography, as well as talking to him about it, and, in addition, long ago I met Charles Parker (makeup) and Ramon Gow (hair) and ----- It's twue, It's twue....... (With acknowledgements to Lilly von Shtoop)
  10. Malcolm Bmoor

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Best Years of Our Lives -- in Blu-ray

    FOR TERESA WRIGHT COMPLETISTS: She has a very good scene in SOMEWHERE IN TIME, which, if you don't know it, is a wonderful film. It's a marvellously moving story, has terrific performances, and looks stunning on my big screen.
  11. Malcolm Bmoor

    Blu-ray Review Sweet Charity Blu-ray Review

    I wonder if anyone else has my problem with this disc: It plays perfectly on my Panasonic Blu-ray machine but on my Cambridge Audio Azur 650BD (ten years old and related to Oppo) it does something I've never seen before. Whatever I choose from the menu it plays the sound but doesn't switch the...
  12. Malcolm Bmoor

    Criterion Press Release: The Lady Eve (Blu-ray)

    The sound department weren't over exerting themselves as there's a scene where the background FX of kids playing goes round on its loop a few times. But I enjoy the film for its performances and will upgrade from the DVD.
  13. Malcolm Bmoor

    Pre-Order Cats: The Musical (1998) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Just an unreliable opinion as I don't work in tv anymore and don't see the freelance cameramen I used to know. Cameramen tend to work on film or video and those I knew who worked on this were video people. Sorry for another remark to confuse the situation. It was a multiple camera production...
  14. Malcolm Bmoor

    Waterloo (1970) now available on Blu-Ray! See Post #59

    Sam: Sorry not to reply sooner to your question about cuts to WATERLOO. All I knew of the film was from one showing at the now vanished Victoria Metropole and I can't imagine Kevin (boom operator) having a detailed knowledge of it either as he wouldn't have expected to see everything shot for...
  15. Malcolm Bmoor

    Waterloo (1970) now available on Blu-Ray! See Post #59

    I knew a film sound boom operator who worked on WATERLOO. I had reservations about some of his stories so don't know how true this one is: He claimed that Rod Steiger announced he would not be available for any post-sync so all location dialogue had to be usable. Kevin maintained that because...
  16. Malcolm Bmoor

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Can't Stop the Music -- in Blu-ray

    So far I've not noticed anyone remember that this rubbish, which had terrible reviews, was known as: CAN'T STAND THE MUSIC
  17. Malcolm Bmoor

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Dracula aka Horror of Dracula -- in Blu-ray

    In The Winter's Tale, Shakespeare keeps his Bohemia coastal while it is actually a landlocked territory... This is one of the 'errors' constantly quoted by people untroubled by any reading of research and evidence. At that time the Kingdom of The King Of Bohemia stretched to the coast...
  18. Malcolm Bmoor

    Pre-Order 2001: A Space Odyssey (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    Before I saw it early in the original run, at The Casino Cinerama in London, twice on consecutive Saturdays, I'd known about it for some time. I'd sat in a large library pretending to revise for exams and instead finding interesting reference books to read. One of them was an annual film...
  19. Malcolm Bmoor

    A Few Words About The Big Country (redux) -- in Blu-ray

    I never could see the stretch problem). I'm sorry but I find that astonishing. Please look at the closeup of Gregory Peck close to the start, when he goes towards Jean Simmons' house. His face is so definitely fat/elongated that I can't imagine anyone not seeing and being distressed by it...
  20. Malcolm Bmoor

    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in 4k/UHD Blu-ray

    Thank you for telling me about the prologue. I have no idea whether I saw it or not but it was a first run showing.
  21. Malcolm Bmoor

    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in 4k/UHD Blu-ray

    Mr Harris: Many thanks. It's curious how I have that memory of the footsteps fading away and remember being surprised when first seeing it with a strong music Q during the walk. But my memory of the first time at age 14, on the great, huge screen of the Cardiff Capital (a shopping centre for...
  22. Malcolm Bmoor

    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in 4k/UHD Blu-ray

    Mr Harris: This will lay claim to being the most minor question you've ever been asked: Being of an age to have seen LOA originally and many times subsequently, the most recent being last week watching the entire Blu-ray for the first time on my 220cm screen via Epson EH TW-6560 projector...
  23. Malcolm Bmoor

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

    It seems a bit of a mess to me. And also, I don't especially like the songs too. Some many years ago,during the lifetime of a previous generation of great conductors, one of them was dutifully talking to the audience after a concert because the generally ignorant people with whom he was faced...
  24. Malcolm Bmoor

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Heaven's Gate -- in Blu-ray

    so I'm guessing there were probably some 70mm prints of the short cut made? I saw the short version in 70mm at the Odeon Haymarket London. It was the first I saw of the film and quite a long time before the long version was shown at the NFT. I bought the Blu-ray and, of course, the dialogue is...
  25. Malcolm Bmoor

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ 2001: A Space Odyssey -- in BD & HD

    There are significent advantages in the sound now being digital and not from magnetic stripes. Although we've all marvelled at stunning sound from those stripes I was once shown (at Technicolor) how the prints were recorded once striped. To compensate for losses from such narrow tracks and...
  26. Malcolm Bmoor

    Pre-Order 2001: A Space Odyssey (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    WHITE TERROR - meaning the fear of a white balance. For anyone who doesn't know, and respecting the level of technical knowledge on this forum, a white balance is when a cameraman presses the white balance button on the camera whilst it's looking at a white card. Any colour cast anomalies...
  27. Malcolm Bmoor

    West Side Story - Spielberg remake (2021)

    Please allow me an alternative point of view to the previous poster: Yes, the original film of WEST SIDE STORY will continue to exist and may or may not in time once more become the only version anyone cares about, superceding the new one which, as yet, does not exist and therefore cannot be...
  28. Malcolm Bmoor

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ King of Jazz -- in Blu-ray

    Laura La Plante was interviewed by Kevin Brownlow in the 70s (I think - not looking at the archive) and was a very lovely and friendly lady who provided fascinating information about her Silent career.
  29. Malcolm Bmoor

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

    Sorry but we were talking about ignorance of even the basics of cinema. Delete it if you like.
  30. Malcolm Bmoor

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

    It's sadly true about the absence of general knowledge amongst too many people and a university educated friend once asked me the meaning of MISOGYNIST. There's a very very wonderful place here in London called THE CINEMA MUSEUM and it's essential visiting to all of our ilk who are devoted to...
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