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« #30 : December 03, 2018, 02:56:17 PM »

That restoration job looks amazing. I might be alone here but Detour is the ultimate written in 4 days and shot in 3 days cheapjack movie. One of the best B movies ever and the single best of the poverty row era. Decoy (1946) is up there too.



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« #31 : December 17, 2018, 11:23:30 AM »

March: https://www.criterion.com/films/29614-detour?



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« #32 : December 17, 2018, 02:20:50 PM »

Perhaps the most overrated movie ever.

It's not bad - it belongs on the list of decent, cheap noirs, around a 7/10 or 7.5/10. It is not a great film.


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« #33 : March 22, 2019, 10:47:38 AM »

https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/6257-some-detours-to-detour

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This cinematic staging of Al Roberts’s steadily more suspect story is, I submit, the signal achievement of Detour. In The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film, his book of interviews with the great sound and film editor, Michael Ondaatje focuses on two styles of filmmaking—the first, associated with Alfred Hitchcock, where “a film is already complete in the creator’s head”; the second, associated with Francis Ford Coppola, “that thrives on process, where one choreographs and invents and gathers during the process of filmmaking.” The surviving documentation suggests that Detour is a dazzling instance of the process type. The vision of the film remained inchoate right until the last possible transactions of the filmmaking operation. The ambiguous design was finally accomplished by stripping away characters and alternate viewpoints that had survived into the final shooting script, and beyond. The determination to lock the film fully inside Roberts’s disturbed consciousness emerged late, on set or during editing.

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« #34 : March 22, 2019, 01:11:07 PM »

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« #35 : March 25, 2019, 09:09:00 AM »

I watched this for the first time, it was the Criterion Channel's weekly movie - their new restoration.

The restoration was excellent, very impressive (I had seen clips of this from public domain DVDs and it looked and sounded like garbage).

I wasn't a fan of the movie though. it's a short runtime which is great, stylistically not bad, but the story is really dumb.

The main character, to be honest, is a fucking idiot to think that the cops wouldn't believe him that he didn't murder the other man. Just tell them the story. Show them the drugs he was taking. Why risk everything by lying and covering up a non-murder?

And it's really far fetched that the hitchhiking girl recognized the guy's car. And she was a very annoying actress.

Not recommended unless for noir aficionados.

EDIT: Wow, looks like I HAVE seen the whole thing, considering this thread starts with my review. Goes to show how forgettable it is. Man, younger me was stupid to give this a 6/7. This movie stinks.

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EDIT: Wow, looks like I HAVE seen the whole thing, considering this thread starts with my review. Goes to show how forgettable it is. Man, younger me was stupid to give this a 6/7. This movie stinks.

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« #37 : May 23, 2020, 01:39:12 PM »

C o l o r i z e d! https://ok.ru/video/1635086568176

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