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LouieD wrote:rudyfan wrote:
Saturday is looking good to me.
Raise a glass to old El while you're out there!
Keep trying Louie!
Richard M Roberts wrote:Lokke Heiss wrote:I'll still plan to go, but do regret that most of the program is familiar to me (one of the hazards of going to Pordenone).
To handicap the festival, they'll have figure out something special indeed with the music to do something with The Overcoat, which is a cold and heartless film version of the famous Gogol story.
Wings I've just seen. Mantrap I've just seen. I didn't like Mantrap, but mainly because it was one more story that wastes Bow's talents.
If they were going to show the one real find from Pordenone it should have been The Lady in the Dugout. A great movie and an almost unique Western, filmed by men who really were there.
The real winner in this lineup is The Canadian, which I saw back to back last October in Pordenone with The Wind. The Wind is famous, perhaps rightfully so, but in many ways The Canadian is a better movie, especially the first half, a really interesting mix of humor and drama. The film can't quite keep up this level, the second part falling into more routine, but its still quite a nice film.
Ehh, excuse me, but Pordenone didn't "find" either THE LADY IN THE DUGOUT or THE CANADIAN, both films had been well seen at various Cinephile Conventions for quite a number of years and were well known with Historians and Cinephiles alike before they ever hit Pordenones screens. If it took the Pordenone commitee this long to read Brownlows THE WAR, THE WEST AND THE WILDERNESS and decide that these films may be good enough not to offend the virgin eyes of their crowd, goodie for them, but no credit is due them for discovering anything.
And you think MANTRAP wastes Clara Bow? You should go back to watching Hungarian films from the 1960's.
RICHARD M ROBERTS
Ann Harding wrote:Great stuff! It's just a bit of a shame you won't get the original scores written for Loves of Pharaoh (a lush score by Eduard Künneke)
Lokke Heiss wrote:That's right, Donna won't have the chance to keep me from using her towels for yet another year. And I would never go to a festival that would include me in the audience.
TempleDrake wrote:I received the festival brochure in today's mail. Whomever proofed the layout goofed - a nice pic of Tyrone Power as Zorro was used to illustrate the 1920 version with Fairbanks screening on Sunday.
missdupont wrote:MANTRAP revealed an energetic, sexy performance from Bow, a touching one from Ernest Torrence, and a solid one from Percy Marmont. Frisky and fun, with beautiful footage of Big Bear, and somewhere in East Hollywood/Edendale area
THE WONDERFUL LIE OF NINA PETROVNA looked gorgeous and had its moments of tragic love, but seemed long, with a twitchy performance from Brigitte Helm. Unfortunately, director Philip Kaufman revealed the entire plot in his introduction
STELLA DALLAS as always, is tear jerking melodrama at its best, beautifully shot and framed, with a fine cast adding emotional heft. Belle Bennett does an outstanding job of revealing the soft vulnerability and lost quality to Stella
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