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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 23/6/2012 6:22:47 PM   
Saltire


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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 26/6/2012 2:03:34 PM   
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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 27/6/2012 4:58:02 PM   
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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 28/6/2012 11:47:00 AM   
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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 28/6/2012 10:05:15 PM   
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Watched this afternoon:

Double Indemnity
The mother of all films noir looks in this Masters of Cinema blu-ray better than ever before. With this beautiful new transfer (with a gorgeous amount of film grain) the play between light and shadow comes better to its right than ever before. It gets more atmosphere to it.
The film itself is still out of this world with a storyline that is told in almost one long flashback in wich Barbara Stanwyck steals the show.
An essential purchase, this Masters Of Cinema blu-ray.

9,5/10

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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 2/7/2012 3:04:11 PM   
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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 3/7/2012 12:46:56 AM   
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Metropolis (1927) 5/10



Ooh, excellent choice! Thought it good have landed a 9 though.


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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 3/7/2012 3:29:01 PM   
Saltire


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Metropolis (1927) 5/10



Ooh, excellent choice! Thought it good have landed a 9 though.



Aye I would have it around 7 or 8 myself, I always enjoy Fritz Lang films.

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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 4/7/2012 12:22:40 AM   
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Metropolis (1927) 5/10



Ooh, excellent choice! Thought it good have landed a 9 though.



Aye I would have it around 7 or 8 myself, I always enjoy Fritz Lang films.



You Sir, have impeccable taste.


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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 4/7/2012 12:27:38 AM   
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The definition of 'classic' has changed since last I looked.

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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 9/7/2012 4:48:37 AM   
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Each to their own I suppose!But 5/10 for Metropolis??

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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 9/7/2012 12:31:34 PM   
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The General 8/10

Finally watched this, I still prefer Sherlock Jr. but its still a great film.

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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 9/7/2012 1:27:25 PM   
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The General 8/10

Finally watched this, I still prefer Sherlock Jr. but its still a great film.



Both excellent films!


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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 9/7/2012 6:54:08 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Saltire

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ORIGINAL: NinjaShortbread212

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ORIGINAL: Nicola1001

Metropolis (1927) 5/10



Ooh, excellent choice! Thought it good have landed a 9 though.



Aye I would have it around 7 or 8 myself, I always enjoy Fritz Lang films.



You Sir, have impeccable taste.



It was ok, but not as good as I was expecting

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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 9/7/2012 6:54:38 PM   
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The definition of 'classic' has changed since last I looked.


What can I say? It's pre-1975

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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 9/7/2012 6:55:20 PM   
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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 10/7/2012 10:08:19 PM   
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The Circus (1928) - 9/10

Starting to get addicted to Keaton and Chaplin.

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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 11/7/2012 12:54:07 AM   
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The Circus (1928) - 9/10

Starting to get addicted to Keaton and Chaplin.



I love this film, great choice!


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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 11/7/2012 8:49:00 PM   
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The Circus is probably Chaplin's funniest film - not his best or my favourite though. Funny considering the torturous shoot that there so much magic in there.

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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 12/7/2012 1:53:52 AM   
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Love Chaplin. I think my fave has got to be The Great Dictator but The Gold Rush and Limelight are great too!

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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 12/7/2012 7:10:22 AM   
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My favourite so far is City Lights but The Circus is a close second. Still yet to see the majority of his work but so far I have enjoyed everyone of his films.

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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 12/7/2012 5:08:30 PM   
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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 12/7/2012 11:03:30 PM   
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Clouzot`s crime film places its audience, together with the leading character Maurice Martineau, in the shoes of "the chaser": you know that there was a crime and you`re almost sure of who has done it. But do you really? and are you sure you got the right one?
An interesting and fun film by Clouzot in wich we, at a certain point, get a good view of tunnel vision within the police system.
Not a great film by any means but it is worth a watch for sure...

6,5/10

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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 14/7/2012 10:30:57 PM   
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The Furies
Beautiful Western drama with Barbara Stanwyck in the lead as the daughter of a landowner in New Mexico. The story revolves around the battle between her and her father, who has a whole different view on life, business and the way his daughter should fill in her love life.
Stanwyck and especially Walter Huston as the father (in his final screen performance) are strong and the cinematography is gorgeous.

7,8/10

And today I did an Ozu double bill:

Tky Monogatari (Tokyo Story)
Ozu`s most known film but I had never seen it before, even though the dvd has been a part of my collection for years. Today I finally took the time to watch it.
It is, like all his work, a very slow-paced that deals with the universal and timeless problem of the generation gap. Without dissaproving any of his characters he shows the "problems" and frustrations on both sides. As a viewer you`ll probably pick a side but somehow you`ll sympathise with the other side.
With beautiful acting performances from a group of actors Ozu always used to work with (with Chish Ry leading them, who`s almost in every single one of Ozu`s films), he gives his audience a view into the Japanese (and probably universal) society, one that as sad as it is beautiful and gripping. It`ll remain in my head for a long time to come, I`m sure.
A film that truly deserves its status as one of Japan`s best and best known film and one that almost 60 years after its release feels as up-to-date- as it did at the time of release.

8,8/10

Ohay (Good Morning)
A whole different kind of film is this remake of Ozu`s own 1932 silent masterpiece I was born, but...
It`s one of the most light-hearted Ozu films I`ve seen so far. Two young brother want their parents to buy a tv set for them, like their next-door friend has. They refuse to do so and so the two decide that they don`t talk to anyone (except each other) until they see their wish come true.
Once again the pace is very slow but the tone of the film is clearly lighter. The film even has a comical note to it. Again we get a look into Japanese working class and Ozu gives us a good portion of critique on consumer society.
It`s good to see this, at first sight, not so serious side of Ozu.

About the dating from 2000 Criterion dvd: how bad is that! not often have I seen such pale and washed out colours. It`s almost unviewable nowadays. I sure do hope that they upgrade this Technicolour work to blu-ray pretty soon...

7,2/10

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RE: The Last Classic I Watched... - 16/7/2012 8:08:53 AM   
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Double Indemnity (1944) - 9/10

An excellent film noir with a fantastic script, even if all I could think about when Fred MacMurray narrated was Leslie Nielsen in The Naked Gun.

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RE: The Last Classic I Watched... - 17/7/2012 4:15:14 PM   
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RE: The Last Classic I Watched... - 19/7/2012 11:32:31 PM   
Saltire


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Dial M For Murder (1954)

Well constructed if slightly convoluted Hitchock classic about a married man trying to kill his wife (the gorgeous Grace Kelly) and get away with it. Very enjoyable from start to finish, though they dragged the last act out a bit.

8/10

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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 20/7/2012 10:04:52 PM   
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The film itself is still amazing, if you want to know what an (in this case alcohol) addiction can do to someone you need to watch this Wilder masterpiece.

This past february I watched the film for the first time, back then via the old region 1 dvd. Now we`ve got the Masters of Cinema blu-ray so I was very curious to see how good the picture quality was and how big the difference would be between that old dvd and this new blu-ray.
To my regret I do have to say that this release does dissapoint a lot in that area. Of course there are improvements over the old dvd but they aren`t as significant as I`d expected. The (almost) constant flickering image distracts you from the film itself. There are a lot (for a new restauration at least) damages visible. Just in a few scenes I got that "real blu-ray feel" that I did get when I watched for example Casablanca, Metropolis and City Girl. With those I almost watched the entire film with a wide open mouth to the image quality.
That absolutely isn`t the case here and that was a real pity. It still is a great film in an otherwise strong release but in the picture quality department they could have and maybe should have done more with this.

8,5/10

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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 21/7/2012 6:51:49 PM   
Saltire


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Run Silent Run Deep (1958)

Decent sub war drama with Gable and Lancaster trying to take down a pesky Japanese destroyer.

7/10

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RE: Noirs in houses, with Heat and Desire. - 22/7/2012 6:43:42 PM   
Saltire


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Notorious (1946)

Pretty insipid Hitchcock film that even with the great cast of Bergman, Grant and Rains couldn't save.

5/10

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