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Old 05-17-2014, 10:39 PM   #30
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Just watched Paris Blues on YouTube. It wasn't, as I remembered, just another Young White Guy With a Horn story. There's a lot going on in the story, perhaps too much (artistic freedom vs settling down, racism, drugs, jazz, and being an ex-patriot American) but what impressed me was Martin Ritt's direction. There's the opening sequence where he goes from an interior tracking shot, to an exterior tracking shot, back to another interior tracking shot. The star of the movie is really Paris and he (and cinematographer Christian Matras) photographs it beautifully. I don't think I'll be pre-ordering, but I'll probably pick it up at some point this year.
Current pre-orders:
05/21/2018: Five Tall Tales: Budd Boetticher & Randolph Scott At Columbia

Most wanted blu ray release: Bringing Up Baby

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