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1  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: October 18, 2017, 11:30:42 AM
Barry Lyndon (1975) - 10/10. My favorite Kubrick,

I don't think I've seen every Kubrick, but out of the ones I've seen, I would certainly agree.

When it comes to zooming, the general rule would be "don't make it noticeable". Of course, there are great counter examples (zooming in on Bronson's face in the final duel of OUTITW).

And I think it's actually the great counter-examples that truly demonstrate the artistry in film-making. It's the same old adage for editing too which is why people often mistakenly say that an editor cannot be an auteur - i.e. their work should just blend in unnoticed and seamlessly. Yet, the great editors are the ones who edit in a way that really jumps out at you. However, just like the overuse of the zoom, these great editors prefigured the later move towards ridiculous jump cuts all over the place often combined with shaky cameras that just end up as head-ache inducing muddles.
2  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: R.I.P John Hughes on: October 17, 2017, 11:12:09 AM
Criterion is releasing "The Breakfast Club" on BD in January. There's already a decent release so this should be pretty amazing.

The way Dede Allen cuts between those reaction shots throughout the film is brilliant. In the words of John Hughes:

3  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: The Great Silence aka Il grande silenzio (1968) on: October 16, 2017, 07:10:43 AM
Ok - so it seems like this might not be from the recent 4K restoration...

Weird... I suppose we'll have to wait a little longer for that  Sad
4  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Roy Scheider dead at 75 on: October 13, 2017, 09:06:57 PM
I couldn't find a thread for "The Wages of Fear", but figured I may as well post in this thread since it is discussed here in association with "Sorcerer".

According to DVD Beaver, the new BFI BD of "The Wages of Fear" is 4.5 minutes longer than the Criterion BD:
5  General Information / General Discussion / Re: Dr No and Leone on: October 13, 2017, 10:39:56 AM
I suppose Sergio Sollima had already tried out that market with his two Agent 3S3 Films and "Requiem for a Secret Agent".
6  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Ride in the Whirlwind (1966) on: October 10, 2017, 12:32:50 PM
I've always preferred Monte Hellman's "The Shooting" which is an underrated cinematic masterpiece, but this is nonetheless a great flick too albeit not on the same exalted echelon.
7  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: The Great Silence aka Il grande silenzio (1968) on: October 10, 2017, 12:30:09 PM
Releases in other countries from the same 4k restoration source are expected:

8  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Blade Runner 2049 (2017) on: October 03, 2017, 07:20:57 PM
I'm not an anti 3D bigot like some of you guys...

yeh... that'd be me.

Thanks all of you, I got my answer by Sir Roger Deakins himself:

For a moment there I thought you had spoken to him personally  Grin

Thanks for posting all of that  Afro.  Great to hear from the man himself.

9  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: "Five Fingers for Marseilles" - Michael Matthews (2017) on: September 19, 2017, 06:43:49 PM
The soundtrack on the trailer sounds very Morricone-esque at one point.
10  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Barry Lyndon (1975) on: September 19, 2017, 06:42:24 PM
Wow - this looks great. A beautifully shot film.

The interview with Tony Lawson might be interesting too - I remember reading an interview once where he described his role as being little more than "a pair of hands" for Kubrick.
11  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / "Five Fingers for Marseilles" - Michael Matthews (2017) on: September 16, 2017, 12:46:04 PM
Surprised no-one has mentioned this yet:

12  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Walter Hill's Movies on: September 12, 2017, 12:06:35 PM
This was the original threatrical cut of the print. I guess the cultists don't much like the director's re-vamped version now available on home video.

I just read DVDBeaver's review of "The Warriors" BD. It's a shame they didn't include the original version without the comic book inserts of the "director's cut". I haven't seen the "director's cut" so can't comment, but I'm less tempted to buy it without the theatrical version in there too.
13  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: He Walked by Night (1948) on: September 08, 2017, 08:58:01 AM
...a Mann/Alton set is likely to come to fruition.

We’ve accessed BFI prints for both Raw Deal and T-Men and will have more information regarding the potential set in the near future.

I wonder if we'll get all of the below:

1947: T-Men
1948: Raw Deal
1948: He Waked by Night
1949: Border Incident
1949: Reign of Terror
1950: Devil's Doorway

That would be so great.
14  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Film-Noir Discussion/DVD Review Thread on: September 02, 2017, 07:38:27 PM
Some more John Alton on Blu-ray:
15  Films of Sergio Leone / A Fistful of Dollars / Re: New Kino Lorber FOD DVD/BRD on: September 01, 2017, 07:17:02 PM
Wow, is she really 86?
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