If my wife and I already own a movie we love on DVD, that's always good enough for her; sometimes it is for me, as well. Not this time. A surprise and delight is your assessment, Mr. Harris--thank you!
From my lists (1934-51), I'm seeing 21 films for which I'd go back to nitrates at WB, and 45 at M-G-M. But all should be scanned and archived.I wonder how many 3-strip Technicolor films from Warner Bros. and MGM are good enough as movies to be worthy of the kind of deluxe treatment that this film has been given?
Or Dean Martin talking about Mr. Ricco. He said is was so bad it wasn't released....it escaped!(This brings to mind a classic Johnny Carson joke, where he mentioned that his disastrous film "Looking For Love" was so bad, it was transferred ONTO flammable nitrate stock.)
If by any chance you have the time, I think we'd be very interested to read your list of the 21 Warner films and 45 MGM films for which the 3-strip Technicolor elements survive that you believe should be scanned.From my lists (1934-51), I'm seeing 21 films for which I'd go back to nitrates at WB, and 45 at M-G-M. But all should be scanned and archived.
Well, it wasn't CABARET, it was the original source, I AM A CAMERA. Now the joke makes sense!Thanks Will for bringing back that delicious line. Brings back memories of the Walter Kerr review of 'Cabaret' .. "Me no leica". Can't stand the reviews; love the wit.
MPI does handle limited amounts of nitrate in-house, and have done so for years. They have a superb team.If Mr. Harris would be so kind, I have two questions concerning the current state of the art that was used in the preparation of this release:
1. Since it was derived from the original nitrate negatives, is that something that WBMPI would handle in-house, or did they have the scans done by specialists in handling nitrate?
2. Once the scans were made, how were the three images combined? Was the old Ultra-Resolution process used, or is something else used nowadays to combine the three images, and if so, is the new process similar at all to the old one?
(This brings to mind a classic Johnny Carson joke, where he mentioned that his disastrous film "Looking For Love" was so bad, it was transferred ONTO flammable nitrate stock.)
If you can track down the interview Doris gave to Christopher Frayling, you can hear her describe how she did Secret Love in one take. (It's a good interview in general)Fascinating. She comes across on film as a total 'natural' but I never realised that she was a one-shot wonder. How great she was.
I know! I bought My Dream Is Yours on HD digital streaming when I found my disc had gone bad. It looks very nice on iTunes (or Vudu; I forget which one I used to buy it).I just put on the DVD to check it out. It starts skipping towards the end, so buying the Blue-ray will be a necessity rather than a desire. This is the second disc from the Doris Day Collection Vol 2 that I've had trouble with. My Dream is Yours won't play past half-way!