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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Dick, Jul 14, 2019.
There's also Cleopatra with that great dissolve into a frieze.Magic!
"That"s Strelnikov alright........." Intermission.
While it’s only on Blu-ray outside of the US, The Fall of the Roman Empire has a great intermission point coming after Commodus’ triumphal entry into Rome to be crowned Caesar, setting the stage for his reign in the second act. It’s heightened immensely by Dimitri Tiomkin’s pounding timpani carrying portents of doom for the empire.
Here's a sampling of intermissions written into the scripts of various roadshows/epics:
I really liked the short explanation of Holman's situation in The Sand Pebbles and I'm not sure that Director Wise accomplished on screen what is on the page.
Most of the great roadshows that were built with intermissions have a great lead up.
My personal favorite, as several others have said, is Dr. Zhivago. I projected this 175 over a year's time in 1966. I always had my face glued to the glass in the projection port hole during this part of the time.
Once again, David Lean shows his facility at making a train be one of the principal characters in a film. Tom Courtenay's face is just such a shock framed with the train.
I had a VHS copy of the Martin Scorsese restored version and the Intermission was cut also, complete with jump cut. It was on two tapes, and tape one ended 20 minutes after the intermission. I don't know why they didn't bother ending that tape at the intermission spot, but, oh well.