Senior HTF Member
- Feb 8, 1999
- Real Name
- Robert Harris
It’s almost as if this month Warner Archive wants to prove that color films in various varieties can be so vibrant as to literally pop off the screen.
And they’ve succeeded.
Along with the Eastman Color Pajama Game, we now have this wonderful 1947 Arthur Freed production, directed by Charles Walters, in three-strip Technicolor from the original nitrate camera negatives.
Per the numbers, there were 29 feature films produced in 1947 in Technicolor, of which probably half a dozen or so are memorable, with 4 productions from M-G-M, and Good News being the most important.
What does it look like?
Very much akin to a 35mm dye transfer print. Perfect color representations, grain structure. Overall resolution and registration are terrific. For the record, there are a couple of sequences which appear to come from dupe records, presumably going back to the ’50s, as they match a safety print. They can be noted by an increase in contrast.
June Allyson is wonderful, while Peter Lawford is, well…...
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