2 items from 2010
Anjelica Huston is recalling her father's reputation for putting his actors through hell on shoots. "Basically," she says, "the one thing you had to do was take it well. My father admired anyone who actually survived it all. Usually, it was a test to see if you had: a) any bravery; or b) a sense of humour. Somehow, if you came out with either of those intact, you graduated."
Anjelica knows all about her father's approach, having acted in four of his films, but on this occasion she's talking about The African Queen, one of John Huston's best loved and most enduring films, which was made in 1951, the year Anjelica was born. The film's status as a classic has now been cemented by a full restoration, »
- Steve Rose
The African Queen (Blu-ray)Paramount Home Entertainment1951/Rated G/105 minsList Price $39.99 – Available March 23, 2010It's amazing that an acclaimed and successful film like The African Queen still holds up today, yet was in danger of being lost forever. Actually it should come as no surprise that the film's original negative had deteriorated so much, John Huston's masterpiece is nearly sixty years old. Thank the powers that be that today's filmmaking tools aren't just for elaborate showstopping visual effects. Effects artists have painstakingly restored every single frame of the picture in tune with its original three strip technicolor palette and the end result is a presentation that rivals the film's 1951 debut. I had the pleasure of recently attending a screening of The African Queen and though this blu-ray edition represents the best this film has looked in decades, even my high tech home theater doesn't beat a theatrical presentation. I'm glad »
2 items from 2010
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