BD 158 Two Rode Together

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BD 158 Two Rode Together

#1 Post by swo17 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:36 am

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#2 Post by tenia » Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:15 pm

And of course, I bought it during the latest TT sale. #-o

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#3 Post by Drucker » Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:36 pm

I was about to buy the TT. Glad I held off!

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#4 Post by rockysds » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:05 am

Amazon wrote:SPECIAL DUAL FORMAT FEATURES including

Stunning High-Definition presentation
Uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Isolated music and effects track
Rebirth – A New and exclusive video essay on the film by Ford expert and scholar Tag Gallagher | New video interview with critic and author Richard Combs
PLUS: A BOOKLET featuring new writing on the film.
Out March 13

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#5 Post by AlexHansen » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:17 pm

Definite double dip for me now that there's a Gallagher essay.

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#6 Post by What A Disgrace » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:15 pm

Also sold by Gallagher.

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#7 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:21 pm

Aside from the scene of the two stars talking by the river, I found this to be one of the absolute worst John Ford films (And I've seen Wee Willie Winkie). But I am tempted just for Tag Gallagher's video essay as well.

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#8 Post by Rayon Vert » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:40 pm

The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:Aside from the scene of the two stars talking by the river, I found this to be one of the absolute worst John Ford films (And I've seen Wee Willie Winkie).
For me, not one of the worst, but disappointing all around. The story material is too much like The Searchers, with none of the panache in the execution. I don't remember Gallagher saying much good about this one in Ford biography (?) - in contrast to Wee Willie Winkie!

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#9 Post by M Sanderson » Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:05 am

This film is much more highly regarded in the U.K. than America, it seems.

Recall, I think, Philip French hailing it as a masterpiece and Sight and Sound, in a review for a John Ford DVD box set, calling it a "doozy"of a Western.

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#11 Post by Drucker » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:00 am

Rayon Vert wrote:
The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:Aside from the scene of the two stars talking by the river, I found this to be one of the absolute worst John Ford films (And I've seen Wee Willie Winkie).
For me, not one of the worst, but disappointing all around. The story material is too much like The Searchers, with none of the panache in the execution. I don't remember Gallagher saying much good about this one in Ford biography (?) - in contrast to Wee Willie Winkie!
This was pretty much my assessment of the film last night, which is a shame because there's a lot to like about the film. Richard Widmark is enjoyable, there's some absolutely beautiful scenery and shots, and the story takes unexpected turns in the final act by focusing more on the social issues than a traditional rescue mission (though admittedly, this wasn't exactly handled all that well). That said, the way Stewart's character seems to evolve left my head scratching, and there are a bunch of elements to the story that seem to come out of or go nowhere. Lastly, some of the musical cues are just atrocious, and the assorted moments of zaniness that are accompanied by a "zany" soundtrack are cringeworthy. Beautiful film to look at, a bit off the mark though all around.

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#12 Post by tag gallagher » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:30 pm

My NEW John Ford book!

https://tinyurl.com/lb6krzo

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#13 Post by Rayon Vert » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:52 am

tag gallagher wrote:My NEW John Ford book!

https://tinyurl.com/lb6krzo
Thank you! Any chance there will be a printed book version?

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