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 11 
 on: Yesterday at 12:43:02 PM 
Started by drinkanddestroy - Last post by drinkanddestroy
awesome video:

7-year-old Yo-Yo Ma, and his 11-year-old sister Yeou-Cheng Ma, perform at the American Pageant for the Arts in 1962, introduced by Leonard Bernstein.

This video is higher quality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G2QKzp78Zs

This video is lower quality, but it has more of Bernstein's comments at the end https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNvAUobb1y4

Here is a brief clip of a 2017 interview, in which Yo-Yo Ma discusses that appearance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzup9PK3blI

If you want to see the full 2017 interview, here it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0E0U-9XOt8

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 on: Yesterday at 11:45:26 AM 
Started by D.Montero - Last post by cigar joe
Dear Sad Hill Unearthed fans,

Over the past weeks we have been busy sending you the poster / poster + t-shirt by post. We hope you receive it soon!

For those with t-shirts please be careful when you open the package to make sure the poster is not damaged, we recommend that you take out the t-shirt first. 

We know some of you are still missing your grave, in the coming days we will be able to send your picture, please bear with us for some more days.

Please note the OST and the DVD of the documentary will not be available until we release the documentary to the public later in 2018. We will keep you informed of the progress!

Please follow us on social media and remember to publish your pic with your t-shirt / poster with the hashtag #sadhillunearthed. 

Best

Luisa

 13 
 on: Yesterday at 11:07:56 AM 
Started by noodles_leone - Last post by PowerRR
he’s pretty good

 14 
 on: Yesterday at 08:22:00 AM 
Started by drinkanddestroy - Last post by Jessica Rabbit
Quote
And George Sanders is awesome. Don't get me wrong, he certainly wasn't the greatest actor ever, but he was always so much fun to watch, especially in his more villainous roles like this one. His Nazi speech is pure schlock, but Sanders more than gets away with it.

I couldn't agree more. I always found him more than believable in his roles, no matter if he played a Scotland Yard man, The Saint or a Nazi. He was especially good in Man Hunt where his Nazi is less schlocky. And he was always George Sanders.

As for Witness to Murder, it's an OK programmer. By the 50s, Stanwyck's movie career was mostly over, she hung on in a lot of B movies, some better some mediocre. Crime of Passion and Forty Guns are a lot better. Nothing could stop Babs.

 15 
 on: Yesterday at 07:40:55 AM 
Started by PowerRR - Last post by dave jenkins

B) You neglect to mention the fact that this BRD is the first opportunity for those of us who were not alive in 1941 to see the full 100-minute theatrical release, 14 minutes longer than the one we've been seeing till now http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=296769
Why should I do something that you're going to do anyway?

T-Men (1947) - 7/10. A good film with a rather dull story and some bad plotting (Dennis O'Keefe takes great pains to insinuate himself into the Detroit Mob and then . . . just leaves town to follow a lead! He thinks nothing of jeopardizing his standing with the crooks? And the Department doesn't have other agents who can help him work the case?) Much of the plotting can be forgiven, though, for the sake of John Alton's photography (Thank you, Anthony Mann, for staying out of his way). The new Classic Flicks Blu-ray does it justice, too. Bring on Raw Deal!

 16 
 on: Yesterday at 06:33:32 AM 
Started by PowerRR - Last post by drinkanddestroy
The Sea Wolf (1941) - 8/10. Michael Curtiz adapts Jack London, and it's a corker! Edward G. Robinson is the evil/insane Captain Ahab QueegWolf Larsen. Shipping out on this voyage of the damned is fiery John Garfield, weepy Ida Lupino, a young Alexander Knox (Knox was young once?) a drunk Gene Lockhart, a demented Barry Fitzgerald . . . and for good measure, Howard da Silva and a crew of degenerates. Warner went back to something like the O-neg of a silver nitrate print or something to come up with the image--this is the best black and white transfer I've ever seen. Happily, Warner did this one themselves. I shudder to think what The House of Contrast would have done with this material. PQ: 11/10.

A) so now you're bashing Criterion, which you used to speak of in terms reserved only for Eddie Muller and Japanese women? Shocked

B) You neglect to mention the fact that this BRD is the first opportunity for those of us who were not alive in 1941 to see the full 100-minute theatrical release, 14 minutes longer than the one we've been seeing till now http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=296769

C) I saw this once, a while ago, on TCM. I can't find my review here; I must not have posted about it. I definitely gave it something between a 7/10 and 8/10 (which is a big difference; 7/10 means "good" but I'd probably not purchase the disc; 8/10 means "very good"). Anyway, considering that this BRD is not available for rental on Netflix (I don't think Netflix gets Warner Archive BRD's) and that it's only $18 on Amazon, I'll make the purchase  Smiley

 17 
 on: Yesterday at 06:14:30 AM 
Started by Spikeopath - Last post by drinkanddestroy


DVD - Copy.

where did you get this DVD from?

This movie has never been released on DVD; it is a public-domain movie. There's version on YouTube that is so awful it's unwatchable. I see that on eBay, several people are selling DVD's they made - but who knows how good the quality is: here https://goo.gl/gQA7WF and here https://goo.gl/iTpp2q

I see that it is also available as a download from Amazon for 99 cents to rent or $2.99 to buy (a dirt cheap price presumably because it's public domain) https://goo.gl/NiWM9i

 18 
 on: Yesterday at 04:29:21 AM 
Started by Spikeopath - Last post by XhcnoirX
I have killed people for this crime before...  Evil

Bring it, tuffguy.

 19 
 on: Yesterday at 04:28:41 AM 
Started by drinkanddestroy - Last post by XhcnoirX
Re-watched this last night, this time I watched the Kino Lorber blu-ray. The transfer is mostly good but far from stellar. It does bring out the effectiveness of John Alton's cinematography tho, I had completely forgotten how gorgeous this movie looks at times, it's got way more of a 40s noir look to it than I remembered.

And George Sanders is awesome. Don't get me wrong, he certainly wasn't the greatest actor ever, but he was always so much fun to watch, especially in his more villainous roles like this one. His Nazi speech is pure schlock, but Sanders more than gets away with it.

There's nothing wrong with Stanwyck's performance here IMHO... Granted, her character's badly written, but Stanwyck is good, and I feel she plays the plain jane working woman character who's in her late 30s/early 40s quite well.

Overall, I think the real issue with this movie is the script, not just when it comes to Stanwyck's character, it's pretty lazy at times, frustratingly so. Overall this movie is quite ridiculous, but it's a fun ride, as long as you don't think too hard about the plot/events. 7/10

 20 
 on: Yesterday at 03:33:49 AM 
Started by noodles_leone - Last post by noodles_leone
Since Mr Fincher is probably the most exiting, inspiring and important filmmaker working today, and since I'm always posting links about his work all over the place, here is a thread just for him. I'll probably be only talking to myself here since I don't think anybody on this board gets it but I don't care.

For the record, here is what I think of each of his films:

Social Network (2010) 10/10 - the greatest movie of the XXIth century, by far.
Zodiac 9/10 - an incredible technical achievement and a fascinating dive into darkness
Fight Club (1999) 8.5/10 - yeah, it's so 90's now, including the way it takes itself too seriously, but still almost perfect
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 8/10 - the only thing between this movie and greatness s its total lack of ambition
Se7en (1995) 8/10 - cool as hell and still the best noir cinematography I've ever seen
Gone Girl (2014) 8/10 - the most modern take on love
The Game (1997) 7/10 - fun and cold as hell
Panic Room (2002) 6/10 - small, clean, ultra efficient
Alien 3 (1992) 5/10 - the movie that almost made David quit filmmaking
The Strange Case of Benjamin Button (2008) 5/10 - his only shot at something that isn't cold. Fincher is definitely not at ease here, but there are elements of greatness all over the place as well as a side of the filmmaker we have yet to explore again.

He's also worked on quite a lot of TV shows, but the only 2 that got released so far are:

House of Cards (directed the first 2 episodes, executive producer) - boring show that lacks brilliant dialogues but the first pilot is often mesmerizing
Mindhunter (directed 4 episodes, executive producer) - I'm in the middle of season 1, it's definitely the drama you don't want to miss


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Here are a few links (I'm gonna edit this from time to time):


General discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfqD5WqChUY
The Nerdwriter: How David Fincher Hijacks Your Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPAloq5MCUA&t=9s
Every Frame Is A Painting: And the Other Way is Wrong


Gone Girl
http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=12064.0

http://www.indiewire.com/2014/10/10-things-we-learned-about-david-fincher-and-gone-girl-at-film-independent-event-69212/
David Fincher about Gone Girl: 10 Things We Learned About David Fincher and ‘Gone Girl’ At Film Independent Event


The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=11107.0

http://www.artofthetitle.com/2012/02/21/the-girl-with-the-dragon-tattoo/
Fincher and the designers of the opening titles.

http://io9.com/5873372/
Interview of the designer of the opening titles.

http://www.swiftfilm.com/david-fincher-explains-whats-up-with-the-girl-with-the-dragon-tattoos-credit-sequence/
Fincher about the opening titles.

http://www.firstshowing.net/2011/interview-david-fincher-discusses-having-final-cut-themes-more/
David Fincher about his process.

ttp://www.halamovie.com/dialogue-david-fincher-on-the-cold-dark-perverse-world-of-the-girl-with-the-dragon-tattoo/
Fincher about the movie.


The Social Network
http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=9720.0

http://uproxx.com/hitfix/interview-david-fincher-discusses-the-social-network/
Interview: David Fincher talks ‘The Social Network,’ ‘Fight Club,’ and the digital age

http://blog.ourstage.com/tag/ruby-skye/
Q&A With Ren Klyce, Sound Editor for "The Social Network"


The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=7391.0


Mindhunter

http://www.indiewire.com/2017/10/david-fincher-style-zodiac-mindhunter-cinematography-netflix-1201887819/
5 Visual Elements that Define David Fincher’s Cinematic Universe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc-eLcCGlLY
A discussion of the Netflix series "Mindhunter" with executive producer and director David Fincher and two stars from the show, Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany. 2017

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