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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Crawford, May 11, 2013.

  1. Robin9

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    I've long recognized that you have exceptional stamina by the number of films you manage to watch in a single day. But that you've somehow read Tolstoy's novel twice is super impressive! :)
     
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    I did watch this via a projector. You put an interesting question which I'll test tomorrow on a 50" plasma TV.
     
  3. bujaki

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    Tolstoy's novel is that good! Read once in your youth and once in your maturity: two different experiences!
     
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    Manny & Lo (Criterion Channel) 1996. Very young Scarlett Johansson. Two young sisters on the lam kidnap a woman who they think might help them with the pregnancy of the older sister. Good film.
    A Lesson in Love (Criterion BD) 1954. Bergman's first comedy, and a successful one at that. Inspired pairing of Eva Dahlbeck and Gunnar Bjornstrand.
    1952 Helsinki Summer Olympics: Where the World Meets (Criterion BD) Another exciting entry which continues to amaze for its cinematography and editing. Bob Mathias, at 21, wins the Decathlon for the second time!
     
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    I had a look at this today on a 50" plasma, and it's more acceptable at that size than on a 10' wide screen. It's still not good but it's not distracting either.

    One curious feature of this film is that Thomas Brown Henry who play the police captain Kerrigan gets no screen credit even though his supporting role is important.
     
  6. DFurr

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    That had to be the dumbest movie I've ever watched. What a waste of time!!
     
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    Tonight is Shallow Grave...BD

    shallow grave.
     
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    LOL. Yeah, I can see that. I’m not sure I even watched the whole thing. It’s been a while.
     
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    Last night's fare:

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    This is a film Peg and I both really like.

    We also like the Broadway musical based on this story: A Gentleman's Guide to Murder.
     
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    Can't go wrong with Joan Greenwood.
     
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    I adore Joan!

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    AND...that voice! :D
     
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    She and Deborah Kerr could pass for sisters.
     
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    Gold and Glory: 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games (Criterion BD) More coverage, still exciting. 17-year-old Floyd Patterson wins Gold!
     
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    Well, I had a good day.

    Laying low this afternoon because of a lousy head cold...and I pulled this off the shelf for a first time viewing:

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    Just came back from Gemini Man in IMAX 3D+ Laser projection HFR of 60 (alas, 120 not available in Dallas). I enjoyed it and I don't find the HFR offensive. Silent movies were projected at variable speeds that could go as slow as 16 fps; and 24 fps was not the standard until late in the silent era and into talking pictures.
     
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    I believe some even went below 16 fps. But, that's off the top of my head.
     
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    Today I watched Bright Victory, a film I don't remember seeing before. It's a good movie, without a scrap of cheap sentiment, about a man, blinded in combat in WW2, adjusting to a new way of life and taking a good look at himself while doing so. In one scene the "N" word is used very effectively, partly because it comes out of the blue. I was impressed by a young Julie Adams who, it seems to me, brings more subtlety and precision to her role than the screenplay expected. In the opening sequence an uncredited Rock Hudson is clearly recognisable.
     
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    Good choice! Love that movie!
     
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    I've always liked this movie and I agree with your assessment of it. Adams (a favorite) transforms her character subtly, making way for Dow. Kennedy, an unsung actor, won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for this performance.
     

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