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Blu-ray Review Two for the Road Blu-ray Review

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  1. Matt Hough

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    Two for the Road Blu-ray Review

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    A great film and one of the most unique American movies ever produced in the style of the French New Wave, Two for the Road has lost none of its flavor or bite in the half a century since it was first introduced.

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    I share your passion for this film which I viewed for the first time in 1967. My wife and I place this film, I Know Where I'm Going, and Love Affair (1939) in the very top rung of romantic movies with nary a false note in them. Two for the Road also has such a perfect ending, that charming final exchange of words...
    Actually, all three films have perfect endings.
     
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    Double-dipper here. I bought the Eureka European issue not knowing we were EVER to get "Two for the Road" from anywhere else. What makes it all worthwhile to me, of course, is the isolated score. Mono or not, Mancini's score is one of the finest of the 1960s. Finney and Hepburn have never been better and the film stands strongly on stalwart writing/directing/acting legs.
     
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    I could not agree with you more about Mancini's score. There was never a soundtrack album, of course, but there was one of Mancini's RCA Victor movie score LP recordings of the film's themes which I played until it was worn out. The music puts a big ol' lump in my throat every time I hear its bittersweet title melody.
     
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    And those Wonderful vehicles
     
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    Sanley Donen was not pleased with the original musical theme for "Two For the Road." He talked it over with Mancini and tried to guide him emotionally with what he wanted and...the rest is history! The music is so very achingly beautiful and I believe it to be Mancini's best.
     
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    Yes, yes, yes!!!
     
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    This movie is a master class for what "chemistry" between actors is all about. But it is as much a master class for "chemistry" between them, the music, Donen, the script, editing, every element.
     
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