I have tried a few colorized versions of things and I have been un-impressed. I usually find the copies get softer and less defined. I also miss the ambiance of the lovely gray tones. Besides in my mind I see them in color anyway.Tonight I stumbled across the colorized version of the Basil Rathbone-Sherlock Holmes movie Terror by Night on YouTube. Though the colorization wasn't as detailed and precise as the more modern process they use now on I Love Lucy and The Dick Van Dyke Show episodes, I was surprised how un-terrible it was. The print they laid the colors on top of was pretty clean, so that helped, and they used a more pastel palette rather than bright, deeply hued colors. While I'd never choose this as my go-to version of this film to watch, it wasn't the awful experience some older colorized attempts like 42nd Street, Miracle on 34th Street, and It's a Wonderful Life were.
Marv,The one thing I would like to see colorized is just one Charlie Chan. Just for funsizes but it looks like that will never happen.
I saw the Stritch show live. Unforgettable experience.I had an interesting evening. First I watched Elaine Stritch - At Liberty, the dazzling overview of her eclectic career in theater, film, and television. Easy to see why this won the Unique Theatrical Experience Tony (too bad that category was eliminated since these productions are so out of the ordinary).
Then I watched the Bail Rathbone The Hound of the Baskervilles. Loved it as always, but why oh why didn't Fox think a background music score would aid in the film's suspense quality?
I bought "Rock Island Trail" too and looking forward to watching it for the first time.How Sweet It Is! (TCM app) 1968. Had never heard of this one. James Garner and Debbie Reynolds have wholesome sex in 1968! Sometimes grating comedy with occasional highlights (Marcel Dalio's performance, Debbie thrust in jail with the Italian prostitutes and a later scene with all of them in a bordello), but it's just not enough.
Rock Island Trail (iTunes HD) 1950. A Republic Trucolor tale of railroad expansion and the feud between the stagecoach and the steamship lines. A real court case of the the railroad vs. the steamship line was won by none other than Honest Abe. Climactic Indian attack brings the tale to a close. Forrest Tucker is the stalwart hero who loves Adele Mara. Lorna Gray, the Indian princess who loves Tucker, is a far more interesting character and is more alluring. She meets you know what kind of fate. A good B film.
City of Angels: Penny Dreadful (Showtime HD) 2020. Ep. 6. A Nazi surfs reminding me of the film Nazi Surfers Must Die. Sister Molly sings a soulful rendition of Gershwin's But Not for Me.
Mélo (Arrow Academy BD) 1986. My 3rd Resnais film in two nights, all new to me. The title is short for melodrama and is based on a '20s French play, staged much like a play but with a camera that engages that subtly belies the stage origins as it moves around the characters' spaces and relationships. A tale of truths, lies, betrayals, life and death, told in heightened style (melodrama), anchored by feverish performances.