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ahollis

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I have spent the past few years feeding all of my VHS and LDs into my Mac. I have thousands of files and all of my LDs and VHS are on an external. That way I can store all of the hard media in the closet. Very tidy way to enjoy the collection.
There are many LD titles I would love to do that also. I’m just not that proficient in the technology. I guess I have something new to explore. Thanks for the giving me a new project. :)
 

winstoncarolina

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The tragedy of "Ragtime" was that while Milos Forman did an OK job with it, the movie was meant to be directed by Robert Altman. Producer Dino De Laurenttis, however, was so angry with Altman after "Buffalo Bill and the Indians" (which featured "Ragtime" author E. L. Doctorow in a supporting part) he refused to let Altman do the picture. A couple of songs Randy Newman apparently had written for the film, turned up in altered form on some of his albums. But damn, what a movie Altman would have made with Newman's songs as a sort of Greek chorus commenting on the action.
 

RichMurphy

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“Ragtime” as Spielberg’s first musical…??? I remember his first comedy “1941”…and no one’s smiling???
My thoughts exactly. Let's see how his version of WEST SIDE STORY turns out.

...and given the opening to INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM, I'm not holding out much hope for that.

 

Bad Raptor

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I'm not sure I quite understand all the negative comments about Ragtime. The late Howard Rollins' powerful and moving performance is one for the ages. The rest of the cast is also amazing - Brad Dourif, Elizabeth McGovern, James Olson, Mandy Patinkin, Kenneth McMillan, Robert Joy, Mary Steenburgen. The script is crisp, fresh and authentic. Newman's score is magnificent. The street scenes in New York are amazingly detailed and also authentic to the period. There isn't one scene in the film that's uninteresting or boring. The film moves at a brisk pace. Since some of the story is seen through the eyes of immigrants, Milos Forman also brings a perspective that perhaps more American-born directors could not. I look forward to this Blu-ray release.
 

noel aguirre

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I remember it being extremely long and not having a very satisfactory conclusion and with an additional 20 mins I can see why it would be cut. However as I recall it’s a beautiful film with some fantastic performances.
I will definitely get for the James Cagney and Howard E. Rollins performances.
 

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