ME SEEING THAT @CRITERION IS FIIIIIINALLY UPDATING DOUGLAS SIRK'S WRITTEN ON THE WIND TO BLURAY: pic.twitter.com/hBorFHhu9a— Jason Adams (@JAMNPP) November 15, 2021
But wait, there be more -- the Coens' classic Miller's Crossing is also getting the 2K upgrade treatment, and this one sounds stuffed with interviews with everybody involved. Then there's Ann Hui's 1982 "Hong Kong New Wave" classic Boat People, which sees a Japanese photojournalist taking in the horrors of Vietnamese refugees escaping due to the war (anybody seen this one?) as well as Leo McCary's 1939 classic weepie Love Affair starring Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne as star-crossed and doomed lovers in New York. I've never seen this version, only McCary's own 1957 remake An Affair to Remember with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. I actually don't think I ever saw Warren Beatty's 90s version either? I guess I should do a triple-feature come February!
Kyle to Marylee- "You're a filthy LIAR!"
Marylee- "I'm filthy, period!"
Bliss! Dorothy Malone's Supporting Actress is perhaps my favorite in the category's history.
The original Love Affair is pleasing but missing a certain swoony romanticism of the Cary Grant/Deborah Kerr film (though happily those singing kids are missing). The Warren Beatty one is borderline awful, a real classroom in soft focus photography and just how much Vaseline can be smeared on a lens before you can't see through it any longer. Also poor Kate Hepburn is so frail you worry for her throughout her entire, mercifully brief time on screen.
I first saw "Written on the Wind" on the Castro Theater's huge screen, knowing nothing about it. I've never been the same. Just introduced a friend to it, and told her if she wasn't into it we didn't have to finish... she declared it to be her favorite film before the opening credits ended.
I was disappointed by the last few offerings. I hope 2022 they get bold. I want to see a John Waters boxset - all his films or a Peter Greenaway set. I email them suggestions! Maybe they'll listen?
I'm hoping this prompts someone to buy/sell/do-something with the streaming rights. I went on a 50s melodrama kick last winter and this was nowhere to be found.
It is weird that they haven't done a John Waters boxed-set since they have released basically 50% of his movies already. I'd love to see Serial Mom get the Criterion treatment. The boxed-set I want the most from them is a Gregg Araki set because basically ALL of his movies are out of print now, save the last couple. Even if it was just the Teenage Apocalypse Trilogy.
"Love Affair" is the best of the three because it seems the most 'real' of the three.
Irene and Charles seemed to be in love, Deborah and Cary played at being in love and Annette and Warren have no connection, amazing in that they are they are real life couple.
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