Love Story Celebrates 50 Years With Blu-ray

Love Story, one of the best films of all time, gets a newly restored Blu-ray in honor of the film’s 50th anniversary in December 2020. This new Blu-ray is issued through the Paramount Presents line and is restored from a 4K transfer.  The film was a box office hit! Produced on a $2.2 million budget, the film took in $136.4 million at the box office.  After Erich Segal wrote the screenplay, Paramount asked him to…

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The Lost Weekend Holds Up, Could Be Improved

Billy Wilder’s The Lost Weekend is one of three films to take home both the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival and Best Picture at the Oscars. The Lost Weekend deals with Don Birnam’s (Ray Milland) alcoholism.  What it does not deal with–and I’ll get to this shortly–is the fact that he’s in the closet.  Because the film doesn’t press this point, Brackett and Wilder’s script gives Helen St. James (Jane Wyman) a bigger…

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