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Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:58 pm
I've seen The Smiling Lieutenant. The film is decent but a little by the books Lubitsch. The best part about the film is that it features Miriam Hopkins and as we've discussed elsewhere my admiration for her knows no end. A professor of mine had a copy of Monte Carlo and I've spent the several months bugging him for a copy of it, but it looks like I don't have to worry anymore. One Hour With You was nominated for a best picture Oscar, so there's even more reason for me to be excited about that.
Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:59 am
The release date is Feb 12.
Not to be outdone, Kino is putting out The Doll and Robert Fischer's new feature-length documentary Ernst Lubitsch in BerlinFrom Schoenhauser Allee to Hollywood on a single disc on Dec 4. It will also be part of a 5-DVD box set being released on the same day.
Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:04 pm
I'm glad that Kino has put out so many of Lubitsch's earlier German films, and hopefully I'll get around to reading Kristin Thompson's book on them. However, I find his Hollywood work infinitely more accomplished and entertaining and hope that we can see more of it in the future, particularly The Man I Killed and Forbidden Paradise.
Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:58 am
Series 9: The Delirious Fictions of William Klein
Model Couple, The
Who Are You, Polly Magoo?
and in case you're wondering I've never heard of any of these either.
Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:43 am
Series 10 - Silent Ozu: Three Family Comedies
Tokyo Chorus / I Was Born, But... / Passing Fancy
Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:50 am
Glad to hear it on the Ozu, its a shame so many of his silent films are now lost though.
Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:55 am
I Was Born, But... didn't strike me as particularly comedic, so the title surprised me a little, but it's finally coming out on DVD and that's all it matters.
Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:16 am
I think I'm the only person on Earth who doesn't love I Was Born But. I found the pacing horribly slow and much prefer the (semi) remake Ohayu. I would however consider it comedic if not an outright comedy.
Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:26 am
Correct, it was remade as Ohayô/Good Morning.
Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:32 am
DVDBeaver on Silent Ozu