Love in the Afternoon: Billy Wilder’s Lubitsch Film

Love in the Afternoon, starring Gary Cooper and Audrey Hepburn, is Billy Wilder’s best attempt at making a film in the spirit of his late mentor, Ernst Lubitsch. Ariane Chavasse (Audrey Hepburn) is a cello student and overhears a conversation between her private detective father, Claude Chavasse (Maurice Chevalier), and a client, Monsieur X (John McGiver). Claude’s specialty is going after the spouses who are unfaithful. Anyway, Monsieur X insists that he will kill American…

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My Fair Lady: Oscar Winner Arrives on 4K Ultra HD

The Oscar-winning My Fair Lady, starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, heads home on 4K Ultra HD Bluray for the first time. While the film itself is only on the 4K UHD disc, all the bonus features are on the Blu-ray. A digital copy is also included with the release. You’re probably wondering how a film produced by Jack L. Warner ended up in the hands of Paramount Home Entertainment. After all, Warner was one…

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Always: My Least Favorite Steven Spielberg Film

Always departs from the rest of Steven Spielberg’s 1980s filmography in that the film goes for sentimentality more than anything else. It’s not uncommon for Spielberg to release multiple films in the same year.  The summer saw Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.  While there is some nice action in the aerial scenes in Always, the two films couldn’t be further apart.  Maybe this is why it has taken me until now to watch Always. …

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Roman Holiday On Blu-Ray For First Time

William Wyler’s Roman Holiday, starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn, arrives on Blu-ray for the first time as a part of the Paramount Presents line. This is one of the few films issued on the Paramount Presents line to include a digital copy.  The collectible packaging also includes a fold-out poster and interior photo spread.  In any event, the limited edition Blu-ray is a worth addition to anyone’s collection. Paramount wanted William Wyler to film…

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Sabrina: Billy Wilder Classic Still Has It

Sabrina may not be in the top tier level of Billy Wilder’s filmography but the romantic comedy teams three of the biggest stars of the era. Sabrina Fairchild (Audrey Hepburn) is the daughter of Larrabee family chauffeur, Thomas Fairchild (John Williams).  Because of his job, the two of them live right above the mansion’s garage.  She has a crush on David Larrabee (William Holden), the playboy of the family.  Upset with this, the film becomes…

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Charade: A Hitchcock-Esque Film

Charade is able to successfully transcend the romance, comedy, and suspense thriller genres because of the cast, screenplay, and score. I’m spending my Saturday night by honoring the memory of one of the last filmmakers of Hollywood’s Golden Age.  The filmmaker is Stanley Donen and while he gave us Singin’ in the Rain, one can’t go wrong with Charade.  To say that they don’t make films like these anymore certainly would not be an understatement. …

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