One more thing about tonight's Noir Alley selection, it's 111 minutes long similar to "The Asphalt Jungle" so make sure you add some additional minutes to your record time. Otherwise, you'll probably miss a good portion of Eddie's "after" comments.
Congrats on completing that task, Robert. I am fortunate that I've been inputting the films I purchase for many years into DVD Profiler (even in the days when it was Intervocative Software). Along with purchase date, cost and retailer, I also keep track of each time I watch a particular title (and also when my wife watches, too). It makes it easier sometimes to decide what to watch -- I'll look for something I haven't seen in a long time.This morning, I completed a personal project mine, every movie I own digitally I input into my DVD Profiler by retailer, price, date and video format. This also includes any digital codes I redeemed. For most people this isn't much of a project, but with over 2,000 movies in my digital library, it was something of a task for me. I wish I did it from the beginning, but now that it's done, I can now input all of my future digital titles quite easily with enough information to give me some context for each film title. Based on seeing those prior digital purchases in full view, I will be tightening up my future digital purchases as I've noticed some extravagant and unnecessary spending on my part. Far too much repetition with some movies that I can rectify with better spending choices and restraint.
It was a major pain in the rear end. It was a manual process in which I scoured each digital library on iTunes and Vudu including cross checking between each streaming service. I went back into my iTunes purchase history and logged everything. The same with Vudu. The most difficulty I had was with film collections like Iconic Films of the 1950s. iTunes doesn't list the titles in your purchasing history, but luckily, iTunes notes which studio so I was able to piece titles together. A long process that I take full responsibility for not doing in the beginning.Congrats on completing that task, Robert. I am fortunate that I've been inputting the films I purchase for many years into DVD Profiler (even in the days when it was Intervocative Software). Along with purchase date, cost and retailer, I also keep track of each time I watch a particular title (and also when my wife watches, too). It makes it easier sometimes to decide what to watch -- I'll look for something I haven't seen in a long time.
I am curious how you were able to enter purchase date, retailer and price after the fact. Did you save all your receipts? That's something I never did.
Come on Wayne, tell us how you really feel about Nora Prentiss. You're right, she blew it turning down Mildred Pierce which was a much better film than this one.Nora Prentiss. What a murky, messy, noisy, hissing print. And why in the hell is it called Nora Prentiss? Her role is one-dimensional, and totally subservient to milquetoast Kent Smith, who I'd never in a million years believe she'd be attracted to.... Unless the early part of the film focused instead on HER crazy, wild, adventurous life and volcanic amours, which she then might be motivated to go the opposite direction and choose someone safe and bland. But why have her just suggest that in a few lines of dialogue? SHOW IT up front. And then I'd believe this is Ann Sheridan's picture. She really blew it passing on Mildred Pierce.
I perfectly understand why no one has been motivated to restore or remaster this film from this murky, noisy, hissing mess.
I just watched Nora Prentiss on the WatchTCM app. I had never seen it before but I enjoyed the heck out of it. I agree it's not really a noir, but I'd classify it as a melodrama. If Warner were to release a nice HD version, I'd buy it. As for the production code,This was my second viewing of "Nora Prentiss" and thought it has some Noir elements, However, I don't agree with Eddie as thinking of it as being Noir when I'm usually more liberal in the use of that terminology. The film is rather boring which is why this was only my second viewing. No offense to the actors who were fine in their respective roles. Due to script deficiencies, you really had to suspend your ability to accept how believable the film's premise was, particularly, the last 20 minutes of the film. My main problem about this not being a Noir film is the followingthere are no bad people in this film, I'm talking about people without any redeeming values. The wife at first was kind of restrictive, but she wasn't a bad person. Her last few sequences with her husband made up for her earlier coldness towards him. The title character was a good woman despite being the other woman and a nightclub singer.
By the way, the DVD's video presentation is mediocre at best and I'm being kind using those words. By the looks of it, the TCM presentation was represented of how the DVD looked on my display. Not one of Warner Archive's best efforts. Also, this movie illustrates the hypocrisy of the production code which I'll explain in more detail later after others watch this film, but I think some of you will realize what I'm talking about after seeing this movie. As to Ann Sheridan, I always thought her best screen partner was James Cagney. Perhaps, it was both of them having red hair. Seriously, I think they had good screen chemistry together due to their on-screen personalities and their smart ass exchanges.
Next week's Noir Alley showing I'm really looking forward to as I finally sit down and watch my Region B Blu-ray of it. A really fine film that borders on greatness with me.
You'll be pleased with the disc. The picture quality is superb.Yep, I'm tired of waiting for some domestic company to release this classic, and I have just ordered the MOC Blu-ray. I don't even have it on a commercial DVD, just a DVD-R I recorded years ago from the Fox Movie Channel. Can't wait to get it though I suspect I'll have watched the Noir Alley telecast before the disc arrives here.