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

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. Robert Harris

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    Together agin, for the first time!

    Preminger, and Tierney.

    And they'd rejoin the future.

    But for this 1949 enterprise, things never jelled for me. It's a long way from Laura.

    Regardless, the talents brought together here are worth a look, as added to the mix are Jose Ferrer, Charles Bickford and Barbara O'Neil, along with the screenplay by Ben Hecht, and with a score by David Raksin.

    Twilight Time's new Blu-ray is a quality affair. Beautifully rendered in black & white by Arthur C. Miller.

    Image – 4.75

    Audio – 5

    Upgrade from DVD - yes

    Pass / Fail – Pass

    RAH
     
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    Yep, always found this one a real let-down after Laura. Being a realist, and not expecting anything to 'be' like Laura, I went into it merely hoping for a really good story expertly told. What I found was a lot of corn and very little substance, with Tierney somehow very artificial this time out. I don't think either she or Preminger were served well by the screenplay. Glad to hear the Blu-ray at least looks good. Still, second-tier Preminger and third-tier Tierney in my opinion. Not good. Worth a glance, but not much else.
     
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    The film is far from "Laura", but it's not a bad film as indicated by the previous post. It's more of a 3-3.5 film while Laura is a 5 film on a grading system of 1-5 with 5 being the best.
     
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