Tag: Alfred Newman

DVD: Panic in the Streets (1950)

DVD: Panic in the Streets (1950)

October 8, 2015 | By

After handling the social dramas Gentleman’s Agreement and Pinky, director Elia Kazan returned to the docu-style of Boomerang, this time relishing the tension of a city manhunt for a handful of possibly infected plague carriers. Kazan’s use of genuine locations is superb, capturing the grime of poverty-row housing, ethnic ghettos, and the gleaming city buildings and streets which house nervous state officials looking for a quick fix for a messy problem…

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BR: Best of Everything, The (1959)

BR: Best of Everything, The (1959)

August 7, 2015 | By

After earning an Oscar Nomination for her starring role in Peyton Place (1957) and getting important supporting roles in The Young Lions (1958) and In Love and War (1958), Hope Lange was given the plum role of Caroline Baker, the suburban girl who travels to the Big Apple after earning a business degree, and slowly rises to the upper echelons of Derby Publishing from typist to book editor…

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BR: April Love (1957)

BR: April Love (1957)

June 25, 2015 | By

If a supporting role in Bernadine proved to Fox brass that singer Pat Boone could in fact act (and make money for the studio), then it seemed natural to quickly slide the crooner into a starring project that tied all the demographics together into a light, almost classically written puffball musical…

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BR: Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)

BR: Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)

December 12, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / J to L . Film: Very Good / BR Transfer: Very Good/ BR Extras: Excellent Label: Twilight Time / Region:All / Released: July 9, 2013 Genre: Romance / Drama / Biography Synopsis: A Eurasian doctor living in 1949 Hong Kong falls for a married American war correspondent. Special […]

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BR: Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

BR: Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

November 16, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / D . Film: Excellent/ BR  Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Excellent Label: Twilight Time/ Region: All / Released: 2013 Genre: Western Synopsis: Pioneers struggle to rebuild their lives after a marauding force of Tory-led Mohawks devastate their homestead. Special Features:  Audio Commentary with film historians Julie Kirgo and Nick […]

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BR: Song of Bernadette, The (1943)

BR: Song of Bernadette, The (1943)

May 30, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / S . Film: Excellent/ BD Transfer: Excellent/ BD Extras: Excellent Label: Twilight Time/ Region: All / Released: March 26, 2013 Genre: Historical Drama Synopsis: Classic tale of Bernadette Soubirous, a young French girl who experiences a Holy vision and struggles against poverty, ridicule, and threats from the town […]

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DVD: Rains Came, The (1939)

DVD: Rains Came, The (1939)

February 1, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / P to R . Film: Excellent/ DVD Transfer: Very Good/ DVD Extras: Very Good Label: Twentieth Century-Fox/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: November 1, 2005 Genre: Drama / Romance / Disaster Synopsis: The arrival of a wealthy trollop upsets the social balance of an Indian province prior to […]

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‘Watch it Without Glasses!’

‘Watch it Without Glasses!’

July 8, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Editor’s Blog on CinemaScope and reviews of The Robe (Fox) and Demetrius and the Gladiators (Twilight Time), plus Bella Darvi in Hell and High Water (Fox), and soundtrack reviews of Alfred Newman’s The Robe (La-La Land) and Franz Waxman’s Demetrius and the Gladiators (FSM).

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CD: Robe, The (1953)

CD: Robe, The (1953)

July 7, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / P to R . Rating: Excellent Label: La-La Land Records/ Released: March 27, 2012 Tracks & Album Length:  CD1: 18 tracks / (56:08) + CD2: 20 tracks / (55:23) . Special Notes: 12-page colour booklet with liner notes by film historian Julie Kirgo / Limited to 2,000 copies. . Composer: Alfred […]

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CD: Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)

CD: Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)

July 7, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / D . Rating: Excellent Label: Film Score Monthly/ Released: January, 2002 Tracks & Album Length: 29 tracks / (61:52) . Special Notes: 16-page colour booklet with liner notes by Lukas Kendall and Christopher Husted / Limited to 3,000 copies. . Composer: Franz Waxman, Alfred Newman (“The Robe”theme) . . Review: […]

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