Tuesday 2 January 2018

On Blu-ray - a quick holiday detour by David Hare past LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN (Max Ophuls, USA, 1948)

Two of the most iconic images in all movies, and in the universe of Max Ophuls. From the sublimely beautiful new Olive Signature Blu-ray sourced from a new 4K restoration by Paramount. (Click on the pictures to enlarge.)

A shot that does not call for tracks
Is agony for poor old Max,
Who, separated from his dolly
Is wrapped in deepest melancholy.
Once, when they took away his crane,
I thought he'd never smile again.
(James Mason, star of Ophuls, 1948, 
The Reckless Moment, and 1949, Caught)

And for a little more on Ophuls and details of a future screening of another masterwork you can check out some notes on his Sans Lendemain

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