Tag: Bernard Herrmann

BR: Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1952)

BR: Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1952)

October 18, 2017 | By

Fox’s 3rd CinemaScope film is a visual stunner – more beautiful than the format’s debut with The Robe and the portraiture that dominated How to Marry a Millionaire – plus it’s a perfect cast, written, and produced work of romance and escapism set in Key West’s Greek community…

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Ray Harryhausen’s Mysterious Island (1961)

Ray Harryhausen’s Mysterious Island (1961)

April 18, 2016 | By

Review of Ray Harryhausen’s classic version of Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island (1961), new on Blu from Twilight Time, plus thoughts on three perfect fantasy classics.

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Notes on Vertigo at TIFF:40 with the TSO

Notes on Vertigo at TIFF:40 with the TSO

September 24, 2015 | By

Some thoughts on this past Sunday’s screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958) with Bernard Herrmann’s magnificent score performed live by the TSO at Roy Thompson Hall, and some Hitchcock stuff.

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Le giallo francaise: The Bride Wore Black (1968) + Le Boucher (1970)

Le giallo francaise: The Bride Wore Black (1968) + Le Boucher (1970)

July 2, 2015 | By

Reviews of what could be termed two entries in the French giallo genre: Francois Truffaut’s The Bride Wore Black (1968), new on Blu from Twilight Time, and Claude Chabrol’s Le Boucher (1970) on DVD from Pathfinder Home Entertainment.

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BR: Bride Wore Black, The (1968)

BR: Bride Wore Black, The (1968)

July 2, 2015 | By

It’s interesting to compare the theatrical trailer to Francois Truffaut’s film adaptation of Cornell Woolrich’s story about a vengeful widow knocking off the men responsible for the murder of her husband, literally hours after the couple took their vows…

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Jules Verne on Blu: Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

Jules Verne on Blu: Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

May 27, 2012 | By

Review of Twilight Time’s new Blu-ray of Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959), the best of the film versions based on Jules Verne’s classic escapist novel.

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BR: Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

BR: Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

May 26, 2012 | By

The fifties enjoyed a mini-wave of Jules Verne tales, spanning Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954), Michael Todd’s Around The World In 80 Days (1956), and RKO’s From The Earth To The Moon (1958). The combination of otherworldly / exotic travelogue tales with dabs of science-fiction and adventurous intrigue certainly made Verne’s classic works suitable for the big screen, so it seemed natural that 20th Century Fox would deliver the underworld of planet Earth in multi-track stereo and Cinemascope…

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BR: Citizen Kane (1941)

BR: Citizen Kane (1941)

March 23, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / C . Film: Excellent/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: Excellent Label: Warner Home Video/ Region: All / Released: January 10, 2012 Genre: Drama / Satire Synopsis: An investigative journalist tries to find the meaning behind “rosebud” – the last word uttered by a bloated, possessive media tycoon. Special […]

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Mysterious Island (1961), Twilight Time’s Nick Redman, and readjusting the concept of MODs

Mysterious Island (1961), Twilight Time’s Nick Redman, and readjusting the concept of MODs

February 6, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

Just uploaded is a lengthy interview with Twilight Time co-founder Nick Redman, and related reviews of Twilight Time’s swanky Blu-ray of Ray Harryhausen’s Mysterious Island (1961), plus a review of Bernard Herrmann’s original soundtrack recording. Also packed into the Editor’s Blog – a lengthy editorial on the illusion of value that’s being sold with existing MOD programs.

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CD: Mysterious Island (1961)

CD: Mysterious Island (1961)

February 5, 2012 | By

  Rating: Excellent Label: Cloud Nine Records/ Released: 1993 Tracks & Album Length: 12 tracks / (42:20)   Special Notes: Colour booklet.   Composer: Bernard Herrmann     Review: Perhaps an immediate sign that Bernard Herrmann was the ideal choice for Ray Harrryhausen’s Mysterious Island (1961) is Herrmann’s eye on gravitas rather than outrageousness, be […]

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