Comment/question with respect to "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon".

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  1. Bob Engleman

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    I watched this DVD last night for the 2nd time, but the 1st on my 32" Magnavox; the previous viewing had been via a 72" concave projection screen. The colors were stunning, and it's certainly easy to understand the awarding of an oscar for cinematography. Was this a matter of Warner's effort, the manner in which the film was shot, or both?

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  2. Robert Crawford

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    Bob,
    I don't totally understand your question?
     
  3. John Hodson

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    It's a wonderful restoration by Warner but the credit for the film's beauty go, IMHO, not only to cinematographer Winton Hoch, but also to that visual poet John Ford, who at times bullied Hoch into shooting in conditions he objected to (the storm over the trail being a prime example)

    It's a toss-up BTW whether the R1 is beaten slightly into second place by the German R2, though the differences are minimal. The latter features Philip Jenkinson's wonderful hour long interview with Ford as an extra.
     
  4. Bob Engleman

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    Bob,

    Thank you for stating your confusion. Unfortunately, I've found that as age's crept up on me, I tend to confuse myself.

    I was wondering if the beautiful presentation of this DVD was due to WB's restoration, the original filming in technicolor, a combination of both, or another reason.

    Thank you,
    Bob Engleman
     
  5. Robert Crawford

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    Okay, I gotcha. As John stated, a combination of both.
     
  6. Robert Harris

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    The beauty of this DVD is due to:

    A. The original three-strip RKO production.

    B. Robert Gitt's restoration work via UCLA

    C. A well-transferred film element by WB.

    RAH
     
  7. John Hodson

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    My apologies to Robert Gitt and the UCLA team for giving all the credit for the restoraton to Warners when I did actually know better...
     
  8. Bob Engleman

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    Thanks to all for sharing; it's certainly been an enlightening experience for me. Even though from a plot standpoint, I prefer "Fort Apache" & "Rio Grande", the pure pleasure of watching this movie has me at a loss for words.

    Bob Engleman
     
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    The German r2 has as John H the hour long interview with John Ford, a beauty really
     
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    I am willing to send the German DVD to a few people in the States as long as they are willing to return me the same favor. I'm looking for Malcolm X SE, Heat SE and a few Disney Animes from Myazaki [​IMG]
    I hope I don't bend or break any rules of this forum by making this offer .
     

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