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A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Whole Town's Talking - in Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. Robert Harris

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    I've always loved this film, but have never seen it in the quality offered by Twilight Time, from Columbia's latest video master.

    To my mind, it's always seemed to be film by Frank Capra, as channeled through John Ford. It has so many attributes of both filmmakers, that it's difficult to see precisely where one ends and the other begins.

    Mr. Ford moved around, from studio to studio, from Fox to RKO and Goldwyn, too Columbia.

    The Whole Town's Talking was released in 1935, between Judge Priest (1934-Fox), and The Informer (1935-RKO), and is unlike the rest of Ford's huge catalog of productions.

    Obviously, familiar with the photographic trickery used by David Swift, his DP, Joseph August adeptly combines rear-screen projection, with mattes and multiple exposures to create a world, in which we have two very different Edward G. Robinsons.

    Just a wonderful film, from start to finish, and a gorgeous Blu-ray, down to every detail.

    Image - 5

    Audio - 5

    Pass / Fail - Pass

    Upgrade from DVD - Absolutely

    Highly Recommended

    RAH
     
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  2. Robert Crawford

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    Edward G. was great in this film. Loved the ending and I'm looking forward to have this on disc with great audio and video presentations.
     
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    Perhaps Joseph August discovered David Swift's photographic trickery by making use of Tom's Swift's (same last name but no relation) time machine.
     
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    I watched this disc last night. RAH is on target. It is an impressive achievement and a wonderful film.
     
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    Why, when I log into HTF, am I presented with an image of William Powell and Carole Lombard against a backdrop of "A Few Words About . . .The Whole Town's Talking?"
     
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    As stated above, isn't the image shown from My Man Godfrey?
     
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    Yep. Also a great film.
     
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    Tom Swift was a visionary! Tom Swift and His Photo Telephone.
     
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