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« #1530 : May 16, 2018, 03:45:49 PM »

Lincoln Center:
https://www.filmlinc.org/daily/visconti-retrospective-announced/

Here's the highlight:
Ossessione
Italy, 1943, 140m
Italian with English subtitles
Restored by Istituto Luce Cinecittà, CSC-Cineteca Nazionale and VIGGO.
Saturday, June 9, 5:15pm
Wednesday, June 13, 6:30pm

I have been waiting to see a good version of this. Hopefully, this restoration qualifies.

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« #1531 : May 17, 2018, 08:25:02 AM »

Lincoln Center:
https://www.filmlinc.org/daily/visconti-retrospective-announced/

Wow - what a great line-up. There are certainly going to be some sumptuous visuals.

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« #1532 : July 03, 2018, 02:58:47 PM »

One Way Street (1950): James Mason double-crosses criminal Dan Duryea and his gang out of 200K of stolen money, and sets off to Mexico City with Duryea's moll Märta Torén. But their plane crashes and they end up in a small Mexican town, where Mason becomes the local doctor. Realizing they could be happy there, they head back to LA to square things and return the money to Duryea... That's not a great idea you say? Mason is already way ahead of you. Still, it's a bad bad bad idea.

Director Hugo Fregonese's first American movie shows some signs of a potential minor noir gem with a great opening act and a pretty good closing act. Did I already mention Duryea's gang includes noir stalwarts William Conrad and an uncredited Jack Elam? Unfortunately the slow middle part in the Mexican town is predictable melodrama and also takes up most of this movie's run-time. Not even Mason can save that part, altho some of the minor Mexican characters are decent. Watch this for the opening act, then fast-forward through the middle part and then press 'play' again when they head back to LA. Despite the middle part, it's still a 6+/10 for me.


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« #1533 : July 03, 2018, 04:55:41 PM »

One Way Street (1950): James Mason double-crosses criminal Dan Duryea and his gang out of 200K of stolen money, and sets off to Mexico City with Duryea's moll Märta Torén. But their plane crashes and they end up in a small Mexican town, where Mason becomes the local doctor. Realizing they could be happy there, they head back to LA to square things and return the money to Duryea... That's not a great idea you say? Mason is already way ahead of you. Still, it's a bad bad bad idea.

Director Hugo Fregonese's first American movie shows some signs of a potential minor noir gem with a great opening act and a pretty good closing act. Did I already mention Duryea's gang includes noir stalwarts William Conrad and an uncredited Jack Elam? Unfortunately the slow middle part in the Mexican town is predictable melodrama and also takes up most of this movie's run-time. Not even Mason can save that part, altho some of the minor Mexican characters are decent. Watch this for the opening act, then fast-forward through the middle part and then press 'play' again when they head back to LA. Despite the middle part, it's still a 6+/10 for me.

James Mason and Dan Duryea. This should be pretty good. Gonna give it a watch...

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« #1534 : July 03, 2018, 06:23:54 PM »

I've never seen this one, let me know if you find a free source.


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« #1535 : July 04, 2018, 12:20:29 AM »

I've never seen this one, let me know if you find a free source.

Ah yes, sorry! I found it on yt a while ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRA2m-1RVxY


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« #1536 : July 04, 2018, 04:38:14 AM »

Ah yes, sorry! I found it on yt a while ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRA2m-1RVxY

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« #1537 : July 05, 2018, 06:32:40 AM »

Great premise. And what a cast!



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