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Blu-ray Review Harper Blu-ray Review

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  1. Richard Gallagher

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    Richard Gallagher

    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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    Actually, the colors are not accurate, not the to dye transfer prints. But, such is life.
     
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    Worth a blind purchase? Never saw this film.
     
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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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    Waiting for the next 4 for $44 sale to pick up this and The Drowning Pool
     
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    It's Robert Wagner, not Robert Walker, who plays Taggert.
     
  7. Will Krupp

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    Don't feel bad, over at blu-ray.com THEY'VE got Harper's ex-wife played by "Vivian" (sic) Leigh rather than Janet! :lol:
     
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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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    It happens! Sometimes you just braincramp and don't notice your goof when you proofread.

    I know I've occasionally used the wrong actor's name in my reviews!
     
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    Of COURSE it does, we know that. Doesn't make it any LESS funny!
     
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    I don't know how I did that, but thanks for catching it.
     
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    Proofreading one's own work is fraught with peril!
     
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    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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    When one runs a website as a one-man show, one has no other option! ;)
     

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