Dodsworth Beautifully Remastered on Blu-ray

Dodsworth, under the direction of William Wyler, is one of the best pieces of cinema to come out of the 1930s and is available on Blu-ray. Like so many films of its era, Dodsworth originated as a novel before taking to the stage.  In this instance, playwright/screenwriter Sidney Howard adapted his play for the screen.  None of this would ever happen without Sinclair Lewis’s novel, of course. Sam Dodsworth (Walter Huston) founded Dodsworth Motors some…

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A Talent for Trouble by Jan Herman

A Talent for Trouble: The Life Of Hollywood’s Most Acclaimed Director, William Wyler by Jan Herman is one of two Wyler biographies. Earlier this year during what feels like forever ago in quarantine, I was reading Five Came Back by Mark Harris.  I saw where there were two different Wyler biographies in the bibliography–both this one and the one by Axel Madsen.  This is the book recommended by Mark and so it became my 20th…

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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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Five Came Back by Mark Harris

Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War tells the stories of five film directors who enlisted to serve in the military during World War 2. John Ford, George Stevens, John Huston, William Wyler, and Frank Capra may be known best for their Oscar-winning films.  What you might not know about the five directors are that they did their part during WW2.  Thanks to Mark Harris’ brilliant book, we get insight…

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