Tag: George Duning

BR: My Sister Eileen (1955)

BR: My Sister Eileen (1955)

August 8, 2018 | By

With colour and CinemaScope, the 1955 version of Ruth McKenney’s tales retains most of the same characters from the original film, with some unique modifications. Gone is the setting of WWII and the need to economize, as are opening scenes in which sisters Ruth (Betty Garrett) and Eileen (Janet Leigh) make it clear…

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BR: Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)

BR: Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)

August 26, 2016 | By

In 1949, Rita Hayworth retired from Hollywood to marry Prince Aly Khan, but when the marriage began to fracture (due in part to Khan’s affairs with other women), Hayworth began to return to acting, and the pair formally divorced in 1953. Columbia’s goal was to bring back the Love Goddess in a series of vehicles tailored to her known, branded screen persona…

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BR: Man from Laramie, The (1955)

BR: Man from Laramie, The (1955)

January 1, 2016 | By

From film noir to westerns and increasingly bloated period epics, Anthony Mann was a director with a flair for atmosphere, characters in states of deep conflict, and capturing stunning vistas, especially in wide film formats like CinemaScope.
Mann made several films with James Stewart, who used his free agent status to pick and choose…

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BR: Eddy Duchin Story, The (1956)

BR: Eddy Duchin Story, The (1956)

June 24, 2014 | By

When pianist Eddy Duchin died from leukemia at the terribly young age of 41, he’d built up a striking career as a bandleader and performer, playing soft-styled orchestral jazz versions of contemporary songs and classical pieces for nightclubs, ballrooms, and live radio shows…

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BR: Two Rode Together (1961)

BR: Two Rode Together (1961)

June 14, 2014 | By

Based on the novel Comanche Captives by Will Cook, Rode is a mish-mash of ideas and tones that make for a strange movie which starts off like a buddy film – First Lt. Gary (Richard Widmark) forcibly escorts old buddy / small town Marshal McCabe (James Stewart) away from a cozy job…

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CD: Bell Book and Candle (1958) / 1001 Arabian Nights (1959)

CD: Bell Book and Candle (1958) / 1001 Arabian Nights (1959)

May 24, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / B . Rating: Excellent Label: Film Score Monthly/ Released: January, 2006 Tracks & Album Length: 27 tracks / (73:05) . Special Notes: 16-page booklet featuring 2006 FSM, prior Citadel, and original Colpix liner notes.. . Composer: George Duning . . Review: FSM’s double-bill of classic Colgems LPs offers up two […]

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BR: Bell Book and Candle

BR: Bell Book and Candle

May 9, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / B . Film: Excellent/ BR Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Very Good Label: Twilight Time/ Region: All / Released: April, 2012 Genre: Comedy / Supernatural Synopsis: A witch puts a spell on her neighbour, but may lose her powers as she slowly falls in love with her target. Special […]

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BR: Pal Joey (1957)

BR: Pal Joey (1957)

April 4, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / P to R . Film: Excellent/ BR Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Good Label: Twilight Time / Region: All / Released: February, 2012 Genre: Musical / Comedy / Stage Synopsis: A heel eventually discovers true love and must choose between an aspiring singer and a wealthy ex-burlesque dancer. Special Features: […]

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BR: Picnic (1955)

BR: Picnic (1955)

February 26, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / P to R . Film: Excellent/ BR Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Good Label: Twilight Time/ Region: All / Released: January, 2012 Genre: Drama / Play Synopsis:  A drifter returns to his hometown, and while staying with an old college buddy, starts to fall for the intended fiancee, making […]

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Soundtrack News & Reviews

Soundtrack News & Reviews

December 17, 2011 | By

News of the special features to appear on Twilight Time’s upcoming Picnic and The Roots of Heaven Blu-rays, plus CD reviews of Bear McCreary’s The Cape and Alfred Newman’s A Certain Smile La-La Land), and Ludovic Bource’s The Artist and the compilation album for The Descendants (Sony Classical).

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