Tag: Michel Legrand

BR: Play Dirty (1969)

BR: Play Dirty (1969)

January 8, 2018 | By

A key reason why Andre De Toth’s last film as director remained an obscurity on home video is the film’s stark cynical tone and ultimately nihilistic finale which must have had UA executives wondering how to market a movie where the punchline is essentially Life is Shit…

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DVD: Breezy (1973)

DVD: Breezy (1973)

December 4, 2016 | By

In what may be one of Clint Eastwood’s oddest directorial choices, Breezy feels like an attempt to bridge the generation gap between flower children and grumpypantsters by going for extremes in this early January / early December romance in which high school graduate Breezy falls for a presumably late forties / early fifties realtor in Laurel Canyon, California…

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Richard Brooks’ The Happy Ending (1969) + $ (1971)

Richard Brooks’ The Happy Ending (1969) + $ (1971)

June 18, 2016 | By

Reviews of two classic Richard Brooks films – the housewife crack-up drama The Happy Ending (1969) on Blu from Twilight Time + the heist comedy $ (1971) from Sony.

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BR: Happy Ending, The (1969)

BR: Happy Ending, The (1969)

June 18, 2016 | By

The title of Richard Brooks’ 19th feature film as director infers a story with a classic alls-well-that-ends-well finale, but The Happy Ending proved to be something that goes against the grain of a classic Hollywood saga of bored privileged housewives boozing and bed-hopping and clothes shopping to their hearts’ content before hitting sleazy lows…

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DVD: Eva / Eve (1962)

DVD: Eva / Eve (1962)

January 27, 2014 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / E . Film: Good/ DVD Transfer: Good / DVD Extras: Very Good Label: Kino/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: September 26, 2000 Genre: Drama Synopsis:  A flavour-of-the-month author throws his fiancée and career away when a seductive bitch becomes irresistible catnip for his libido & ego. A flavour-of-the-month […]

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The Car in Motion: Racing Films, Part II – Le Mans (1971)

The Car in Motion: Racing Films, Part II – Le Mans (1971)

January 28, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

In Part 2 of this highly sporadic series, I’ve uploaded a review of Steve McQueen’s Le Mans (1971), remastered in 2011 for Blu-ray by Paramount. Also: the Le Mans soundtrack review added to KQEK.com Mobile.

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CD: Le Mans (1971) / The Hunter (1980)

CD: Le Mans (1971) / The Hunter (1980)

January 28, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / J to L . Rating: Very Good Label: Universal France/ Released: November 19, 2007 Tracks & Album Length: 21 tracks / (68:11) . Special Notes:  n/a . Composer: Michel Legrand . . Review: When Michel Legrand’s score for Steve McQueen’s existentialist racing film was released by Columbia on LP in […]

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DVD: Piscine, La / The Swimming Pool (1969)

DVD: Piscine, La / The Swimming Pool (1969)

December 15, 2012 | By

  Film: Very Good DVD Transfer: Very Good DVD Extras:  n/a Label: Lionsgate (U.S.) – Maple (Canada) Region: 1 (NTSC) Released: March 25, 2008 Genre: Mystery / Thriller Synopsis: The idyllic vacation of a pretty couple is irreparably damaged when an old friend arrives with his jail bait daughter. Special Features: n/a     Review: […]

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Soundtrack Reviews & Sundry

Soundtrack Reviews & Sundry

October 25, 2011 | By | 1 Comment

Reviews of Silva Screen’s compilation series, featuring Music from the Transformers Trilogy by Steve Jablonsky, The Music of Michel Legrand, and The Music of James Horner, plus La-La Land’s complete presentation of James Horner’s Commando. Also: gorgeous Rue Morgue poster art, Julian Roffman’s The Mask + Guillermo del Toro in person at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, and David Cronenberg’s Shivers at The Revue. Sometimes I love my city. Sometimes.

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2CDs: Music of Michel Legrand, The (2011)

2CDs: Music of Michel Legrand, The (2011)

October 25, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / M . Rating: Very Good Label: Silva Screen / Released: October, 2011 Tracks & Album Length:  CD1: 10 tracks / (40:40) + CD2: 10 tracks / (54:13) . Special Notes: 8-page colour booklet with liner notes by Michael Beek. . Composer: Michel Legrand . . Review: With Michel Legrand already regarded […]

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