Tag: Martin Ritt

Tales of Long Gone Hot Summers

Tales of Long Gone Hot Summers

October 5, 2017 | By

It might be October, but it sure feels like a warm August, so let’s dig into William Faulkner’s The Long, Hot Summer (1958) + Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) on Blu from Twilight Time.

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BR: Conrack (1974)

BR: Conrack (1974)

April 15, 2015 | By

The first film version of Pat Conroy’s autobiographical novel The Water is Wide is very much a reflection of the late sixties / early seventies, where a new crop of freshly minted teachers were keen on changing the world, bucking a conservative regime, and improving the lives of disenfranchised, marginalized kids, and empowering them with knowledge…

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Rebel Pedagogues, Part 2: Jon Voight is Conrack

Rebel Pedagogues, Part 2: Jon Voight is Conrack

April 15, 2015 | By

Review of Twilight Time’s Blu-ray edition of Martin Ritt’s Conrack (1974), based on Pat Conroy’s book “The Water is Wide”.

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‘Are you now, or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?’

‘Are you now, or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?’

July 10, 2014 | By

Review of Twilight Time’s great Blu-ray of The Front (1976), starring Woody Allen + quick thoughts on HUAC + upcoming reviews.

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BR: Front, The (1976)

BR: Front, The (1976)

July 10, 2014 | By

A cashier accepts an offer to submit TV scripts on behalf of his blacklisted friend during the Hollywood Blacklist era, but greed and ignorance start to undo his cozy arrangements…

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William Faulkner on film, Sam Sniderman passes away

William Faulkner on film, Sam Sniderman passes away

September 24, 2012 | By

Film reviews of The Sound and the Fury (Twilight Time) on Blu and The Long, Hot Summer (Fox) on DVD, each based on material by impenetrable writer William Faulkner, plus news of Sam Sniderman’s passing – bigwig of Sam the Recordman

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BR: Long, Hot Summer, The (1958)

BR: Long, Hot Summer, The (1958)

September 23, 2012 | By

Film: Excellent Transfer: Very Good Extras: Good Label: Twentieth Century-Fox Region: All Released: August 15, 2017 Genre: Drama Synopsis: A drifter with a history of barn burning worms his way into the lives of a troubled new money family. Special Features: Isolated Stereo Music Track / 2001 AMC Backstory episode (21:29) / 1958 Newsreel (2:00) […]

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BR: Sound and the Fury, The

BR: Sound and the Fury, The

September 23, 2012 | By

Film: Very Good/ BR Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Good Label: Twilight Time/ Region: All / Released: September, 2012 Genre: Drama Synopsis:  A young woman is forced to make adult decisions when a relationship with a carny handyman and the arrival of her long-lost mother further destabilizes her life with a domineering uncle. Special Features:  Isolated stereo […]

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