Paper Moon??

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeremy Wadian, Mar 10, 2002.

  1. Jeremy Wadian

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    It's one of my favorites, when will we ever see it on dvd? Any thoughts?
     
  2. Jon Sheedy

    Jon Sheedy Stunt Coordinator

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    It's one of mine too, Jeremy! I'm constantly looking for some tidbit that indicates movement...but so far I've heard absolutely nothing. Maybe another memeber knows more?

    I can't wait to see Paper Moon's beautiful cinematography and art direction brought to life on DVD!!!!

    Btw....WELCOME to HTF!!!!

    Jon
     
  3. Roger Rollins

    Roger Rollins Supporting Actor

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    I hear it's on Paramount's docket for this year......

    Let's hope they get Bogdanovich and O'Neal father and daughter for a commentary.
     
  4. Andrew_Sch

    Andrew_Sch Cinematographer

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    Hey there's a really good restaurant in Baltimore called the Paper Moon Diner.
     
  5. Enrique B Chamorro

    Enrique B Chamorro Supporting Actor

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    I have the laser disc and it has a very nice WS transfer

    for laser disc. It also has a short interview with

    Bogdanovich where he talks about working with the O'Neals

    and shooting in black & white. I hope the interview makes

    it on the DVD, whenever the DVD comes out.

    It is a real shame Tatum didn't develop into a great adult

    actor. Until Haley Joel Osment, I never thought there would

    be a better movie made with a child, than Tatum & Paper Moon.

    Osment's work is GREAT and he was cheated on an Oscar bid for A.I. Tatum won the Oscar when she was 10 in 1974,

    so an Oscar for Osment at his age is not unheard of.
     
  6. rhett

    rhett Supporting Actor

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    I think Osment is the better child actor, but O'Neal's performance is still the best child performance IMO. I thought Osment was robbed too for A.I., great film.

    As for Paper Moon, it is one of my favorites and I really hope Paramount can produce some great extras for the DVD. The O'Neal pairing would have so many interesting tidbits I am sure, I just hope they contribute. From what it sounds like, O'Neal is battling chronic leukemia, so this might be the last time to show him some respect and let him talk about what is arguably his best film.

    Please Paramount, release this in the same vein as The Last Picture Show!
     
  7. Enrique B Chamorro

    Enrique B Chamorro Supporting Actor

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    Given Paramount's history it will be movie only,

    but should have a great transfer. They "might" bring

    the interview over from the laser disc, but Paramount

    is not into the Special Edition mode for many of if it's

    old films, rather putting focus on a strong transfer

    and good sound.

    Also with the loss of Madeline Kahn, Paper Moon would

    most likly only have a commentary track (if any) by Bogdanovich

    like his track on Citizen Kane.
     
  8. rhett

    rhett Supporting Actor

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    I just really hope that the film at least gets a commentary. So many things can be said about the leads, the photography, Kahn and Bogdanovich's John Ford inspirations. Please Paramount!
     
  9. Enrique B Chamorro

    Enrique B Chamorro Supporting Actor

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    If you liked The Last Picture Show DVD, then you would

    have loved the Criterion edition laser disc.

    It has an audio commentary by director Bogdanovich

    and the film's stars, sreen tests and location footage.

    Also screenplay excerpts from The Last Picture Show

    and its sequel, Texasville. The laser disc also runs

    126 min. like the DVD. Texasville, an ok sequel is

    only out on laser disc, both as a regular length film

    at 123 min. and as a Pioneer Special Edition running

    150 min. (director's cut).
     
  10. rhett

    rhett Supporting Actor

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    Really Enrique? I never knew that, I will definitely have to check those out, thanks. How come the LD supplements were dropped for the Last Picture Show DVD?
     
  11. Enrique B Chamorro

    Enrique B Chamorro Supporting Actor

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    Typical Criterion vs. Studio DVD rights issue.

    Criterion will only transfer LD extras onto a DVD

    if they issue the DVD. Criterion will not sell the

    extras to a studio. Likewise, most studios no longer

    let Criterion issue thier moives. They want the profits.

    So many studios will issue a bare bones DVD or create

    thier own extras.

    Typcial case;

    The Graduate LD by Criterion has commentary track

    by a film historian Howard Suber, analyzing the

    film's structure, style, and techniques.

    Production photos, publicity stills, and costume tests

    Pieces of the producer's original notebook and excerpts from unused screenplay drafts

    Screen tests

    Interviews and reviews about the film

    Comparison of the novel and the film

    The Graduate DVD by MGM has

    Exclusive Interview With Dustin Hoffman and

    Behind-the-Scenes Making-Of Documentary

    Special case;

    The Boogie Nights LD by Criterion extras was produced by

    the director PT Anderson, so he kept the rights and

    was able to have them put on the SE DVD.

    The one item on the LD and not the DVD was the actual

    film "Exhausted" the life of John Holms (editing out sex).

    The 1981 film Exhausted was on the LD as a supplement

    and PT Anderson gave a commentary on what he used as a

    basis for Boogie Nights. New Line could not get the rights

    for Exhausted to put it on the DVD of Boogie Nights.

    Exhausted finally came out on DVD in the full version

    (examples of sex films showing John Holms) by the original

    director Julia St. Vincent with her own great commentary

    track of how crazy live was with John Holms had her feelings

    about the movie Boogie Nights.

    Rare case;

    The Monty Python Holy Grail LD extras by Criterion was

    "traded" to Columbia for thier SE DVD, so Criterion could

    issue a movie from Columbia in the future.
     
  12. Jodee

    Jodee Screenwriter

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    I picked up the Last Picture LD from Ebay not too long ago just to have the extra supplements.

    The DVD is fine and has a really interesting making-of documentary, but I'm still surprised that Columbia didn't record a new commentary track with Bogdanovich. He seems to be readily available for commentaries, not only for his own films (Saint Jack) but for others (Lady from Shanghai, Citizen Kane. etc.)

    I'm a huge Bogdanovich fan and I'd love to get Dvds for Paper Moon, Targets, Noises off, and all the rest of his films (even "flops" like Nickelodeon and At Long Last Love.)

    Oh and I highly recommend teh DVd for Saint Jack. It's a great little-seen Bogdanovich film shot in Singapore in the late 70's with an amazing performance by Ben Gazarra. The transfer isn't the greatest but the film is steallr and the commentary by Bogdanovich is very informative.
     

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