Josh Steinberg

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This expertly made drama from 1957 explores the darker sides of suburban life, from racism and sexism to unchecked consumerism, in surprisingly detailed ways. Though limited somewhat by the production code of the era, the film is remarkably honest and feels surprisingly fresh over sixty years after its original release.

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I'd like to also give my thanks to Bob Furmanek for his wonderful page on black and white CinemaScope - an invaluable resource for double-checking my facts and for the Zanuck and Skouras quotes. If the technical details in my review were of interest, please stop by his page for an additional wealth of information:

http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/widescreen-in-black-and-white
 

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I'm really looking forward to the Twilight Time B&W CinemaScope pair No Down Payment and Blue Denim. B&W 'Scope is my favorite format. So many great films have been shot this way: The Diary of Anne Frank, The Longest Day, Hud, 36 Hours, In Harm's Way, and many others. Most CinemaScope films in Black & White were 2.35:1 and mono. There are very few that are 2.55:1. Since The Power and the Prize is a Warner Archive title I hope that they eventually put that one out on Blu-ray.
 
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I'm really looking forward to the Twilight Time B&W CinemaScope pair No Down Payment and Blue Denim. B&W 'Scope is my favorite format. So many great films have been shot this way: The Diary of Anne Frank, The Longest Day, Hud, 36 Hours, In Harm's Way, and many others. Most CinemaScope films in Black & White were 2.35:1 and mono. There are very few that are 2.55:1. Since The Power and the Prize is a Warner Archive title I hope that they eventually put that one out on Blu-ray.
If you love black and white 'scope, you should watch the Blu-ray discs of Compulsion and Fate Is The Hunter. Two magnificent transfers which really show how good Cinemascope can be in black and white.
 

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If you love black and white 'scope, you should watch the Blu-ray discs of Compulsion and Fate Is The Hunter. Two magnificent transfers which really show how good Cinemascope can be in black and white.
I've got 'em both. :) I went for the UK Blu-ray of Compulsion because it has 4.0 sound whereas Kino's was only 2.0.
 

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