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Richard Gallagher

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Harper Blu-ray Review
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Ross MacDonald's hard-boiled private eye Lew Archer made his big screen debut (albeit with his last name changed) in Harper, adapted from MacDonald's 1949 novel "The Moving Target." The film features a superlative cast headed by Paul Newman, an excellent script by William Goldman, and wonderful cinematography by Conrad Hall. Harper is now available on Blu-ray with a gorgeous transfer from the Warner Archive.

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Ron, it's a really good movie with wonderful dialogue from William Goldman and a fantastic cast all the way around. A bit dated here and there, but still wonderful.
 

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There is something about this movie that just takes me in somehow and I feel like I am in their world. I find the sets so interesting and detailed. As noted all of the supporting actors are just perfect and mostly stars in their own right. Shelley Winters is over the top but absolutely, delightfully, tragically believable. For me, this is what going to the movies is about - being immersed in another world and taken on a journey. I watched the blu this past weekend and loved every second of it.
 

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There is something about this movie that just takes me in somehow and I feel like I am in their world. I find the sets so interesting and detailed. As noted all of the supporting actors are just perfect and mostly stars in their own right. Shelley Winters is over the top but absolutely, delightfully, tragically believable. For me, this is what going to the movies is about - being immersed in another world and taken on a journey. I watched the blu this past weekend and loved every second of it.

Pretty much my view. Despite the sunny California locations & the witty dialogue & the beautiful people smiling, it's a dark & twisted tale, no one is really happy (except maybe the super cynical Lauren Bacall character), a real sixties film noir.
 

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