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  1. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Tex Avery Screwball Classics - Volume 1 - in Blu-ray

    Between 1937 and 1955, Fred Quimby produced over 240 animated shorts, ie Cartoons. You'll see his name as producer on this set. The Tex Avery shorts included - 19 of them - are some of his finest work at the studio. But let's get numbers out of the way. He started his career working for...
  2. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Bad and the Beautiful - in Blu-ray

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    UHD Review A few words about...™ The Wizard of Oz -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ My Favorite Year - in Blu-ray

    Richard Benjamin's first foray into direction, was a relatively low-budget affair, shot on both coasts - location in various parts of New York, and studio work at M-G-M in Culver City. It was photographed by one of my favorite cinematographers, who would work equally well in black & white, as...
  5. Robert Harris

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

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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Glass Bottom Boat - in Blu-ray

    As is usually the case, Warner Archive's new Blu-ray of the 1966 M-G-M film, The Glass Bottom Boat, is a stunner. What it has going for it, is some beautifully photographed scenery around Catalina Island. Other than that, the Frank Tashlin "comedy," really isn't much of one. The gags never...
  7. Robert Harris

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

    Peck Bacall Minnelli If you're either a completist, or simply a fan of any of the above, you'll need this one, especially as it's a magnificently produced Blu-ray, from Warner Archive. The story, which is strangely credited to an "idea" by the studio fashion guru, harkens back to Tracy /...
  8. Robert Harris

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

    This one is simple. Classic M-G-M musical from the Freed unit, with a superb cast, and directed by Vincente Minnelli. Relatively early CinemaScope (2.55:1), original stereo, photographed in AnscoColor, with all those Minnelli dupes. Perfect grain, black levels, color, stability... For those...
  9. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Where the Boys Are -- in Blu-ray

    Back in December of 1960, when it was released, Henry Levin's Where the Boys Are, was the perfect teen date film. One of the reasons that it worked, may have been that all of the leads weren't far from college age. They ranged from the youngest (Yvette Mimieux - 18) to the "eldest," Jim...
  10. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Woman of the Year -- in Blu-ray

    As part of their on-going license agreement with Warner Bros., Criterion has given us George Steven's Woman of the Year, written by Ring Lardner, Jr. and Michael Kanin. I cannot imagine anyone viewing the first five minutes of this film, and not falling in love with it. The hat at the baseball...
  11. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Ride the High Country -- in Blu-ray

    Robert Harris A few words about...™ Ride the High Country -- in Blu-ray Ride the High Country, is in many ways an old-fashioned "buddy" picture, with Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea in the leads. They'd both been at it awhile by the time the film was shot in 1961 -- Mr. Scott was 63, and Mr...
  12. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ 36 Hours -- in Blu-ray

    George Seaton's 36 Hours, has been a favorite of mine since it was released in 1964. It is based upon the short story, Beware the Dog, by Roald Dahl. The film is essentially a thriller / fantasy, that hinges upon the tiniest detail. The less said in that regard, the better. But those...
  13. Robert Harris

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

    Based upon the Broadway musical, Vincente Minnelli's Bells are Ringing, is the last of those wonderful confections that came out of the Arthur Freed unit at M-G-M. Comden, Green, Styne. Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy, Jr., Jean Stapleton. Another production with an image...
  14. Robert Harris

    A few words about...™ Bad Day at Black Rock -- in Blu-ray

    If you've ever Amtrak'd across America, you'll recognize the tiny almost non-town of Black Rock, as one of those places that almost isn't. A handful of buildings, just off the tracks, that could be a ghost town, or something still functioning, that's at the very edge of society. From a credit...
  15. Robert Harris

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

    The Warner Archive is picking up steam. Four new releases. Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, and a superb cast in the western thriller Bad Day at Black Rock, Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. in Wait Until Dark, the incomparable Judy Holliday and Dean Martin in...