Tag: Graham Greene

Postwar Espionage: The Quiet American (1958) + Foreign Intrigue (1955)

Postwar Espionage: The Quiet American (1958) + Foreign Intrigue (1955)

July 22, 2017 | By

Postwar espionage is featured in two unique productions: Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s adaptation of Graham Greene’s The Quiet American (1958) from Twilight Time Blu + Sheldon Reynolds’ unusual Foreign Intrigue (1955) from KL Studio Classics.

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BR: Quiet American, The (1958)

BR: Quiet American, The (1958)

July 22, 2017 | By

Although Graham Greene was less than pleased with the first film version of his 1955 novel, Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s 1958 effort remains a haunting rendition, mostly due to the excellent performances by two leads and actual filming in the relatively new republic of South Vietnam…

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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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Twilight Time Goes to War, Part 3: Salvador, plus The Honorary Consul

Twilight Time Goes to War, Part 3: Salvador, plus The Honorary Consul

November 14, 2014 | By

Reviews of Twilight Time’s crisp Blu-ray of Oliver Stone’s Oscar-Nominated Salvador (1986) + Graham Greene’s The Honorary Consul / aka Beyond the Limit (1983) on, er, Betamax.

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