Tag: Carol Reed

Adventure Time in Havana, Honduras, and Burma!

Adventure Time in Havana, Honduras, and Burma!

March 26, 2017 | By

It’s Intrigue and Adventure Time with Carol Reed & Graham Greene’s Our Man in Havana (1959) on Blu from Twilight Time + Allan Dwan’s Escape to Burma (1955) and Jacques Tourneur’s Appointment in Honduras (1953) in a VCI RKO-themed double-bill!

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BR: Our Man in Havana (1959)

BR: Our Man in Havana (1959)

March 23, 2017 | By

A bone-dry dark comedy, Graham Greene’s screen adaptation of his 1958 novel also gave director Carol Reed an opportunity to show he possessed a wicked sense of humour, riffing some of the stylistic elements from The Third Man (1949) and walking a fine line between comedy, satire, and genuine drama…

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Oliver! on Blu + Podcasting News

Oliver! on Blu + Podcasting News

April 10, 2014 | By

Review of Carol Reed’s classic adaptation of Lionel Bart’s musical Oliver! (1968) from Twilight Time + plus some news about upcoming podcasts at KQEK.com.

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BR: Oliver! (1968)

BR: Oliver! (1968)

April 10, 2014 | By

Featuring music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, Oliver! debuted in 1960 before moving from Britain to the States in 1962, where it was frequently revived for audiences never tiring of its popular songs. Bart’s lyrics are extremely witty, and many of the songs became pop culture classics…

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Jessie Matthews ‘Climbs High’

Jessie Matthews ‘Climbs High’

September 5, 2013 | By

Reviews of two films starring Jessie Matthews, a huge star in Britain during the 1930s: Climbing High (1938), a British take on the American screwball comedy directed by Carol Reed (!) released on DVD by VCI, and the forgotten gem Firday the Thirteenth (1933), available from Archive.org.

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DVD: Climbing High (1938)

DVD: Climbing High (1938)

September 4, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / C . Film: Good/ DVD Transfer: Good/ DVD Extras:  n/a Label: VCI / Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: August 6, 2013 Genre: Screwball Comedy Synopsis: A wealthy man must figure out a way to extricate himself from simultaneous marital engagements to a model and a rich, manipulative snot. […]

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