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

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. Roger Grodsky

    Roger Grodsky Stunt Coordinator

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    FWIW, I saw the original release of Lucy's MAME at Radio City Music Hall and I recall it being in mono.
     
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  2. OliverK

    OliverK Producer

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    Fine detail and textures from beginning to the end and artefact free movements will distinguish the Blu-ray from the stream even if the stream is now based on the new master.
    From what I have heard Amazon also does not have the best sound quality so sound will probably be improved, too.

    Plus you will never have to watch any part of the movie with less than perfect 1080p resolution even when a lot of people use Amazon at the time or if your connection slows down for other reasons. :)
     
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  3. Joe Caps

    Joe Caps Cinematographer

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    Lucys Mame was certainly only in mono.
    Hiwever Auntie mamae I saw always in stereo when growing up and went to a few select stereo showings of the UCLA print.
     
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    Isn’t the Lucy Mame soundtrack recording in Stereo? There is an interesting section in a Angela Lansbury bio, which said that she was very interested in making a movie of Mame, but Lucille Balls husband basically bought the rights for her.
     
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    Yes, the L.P. was in stereo.
     
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    I wonder if the LP is the same recording as the soundtrack. If so, couldn’t they use it a la Vitaphone, to make at least the musical numbers in the movie in Stereo?
     
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    Lucy always claimed that Angela Lansbury was asked to do the movie and she turned it down. Angela always said she wanted to do it but wasn't asked. Hmm. You can see a clip of Angela and Bea Arthur doing "Bosom Buddies" at the Tonys and it is awesome! You can see Angela's sly, dry humor and nuanced take on the character. She's still alive -- let's have her do a remake!
     
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    ABC put up half of the money for Mame, or at least enough for an "in association with" credit, and because of that, the producers of CBS's Here's Lucy were forbidden to mention then name of the film Lucille Ball was starring in when she met Lucy Carter! The show went off the air the same year.

    Angela Lansbury returned to the role of Mame in a 1983 Broadway revival that coincided with the original production of La Cage Aux Folles. There were rumors it was taped and intended for broadcast on Showtime but somehow the rights fell through and no one has proven whether a usable copy still exists.
     
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    Here is an audio interview from the 1950's with Rosalind Russell taliking about the stage version version of "Auntie Mame" which she was still appearing in at the time of the interview.

     
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    As long as someone bumped this, this is a spectacular transfer.
     
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    This may be the best looking Blu-ray from Warner Archive until now and it is part of the 4 for 44$ sale - a steal!
     
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    Another viewing of this magnificent film (and magnificent Blu-ray) was how we spent our Easter today. Any day you watch a film like this becomes a holiday.
     

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