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Shane, a review by Antares


Shane





Year: 1953
Film Studio: Paramount Pictures
Genre: Western, Classic
Length: 118 Min.

Director
George Stevens (1904)

Writing
A. B. Guthrie Jr. (1901)...Screenplay
Jack Sher (1913)...Additional Dialogue
Jack Schaefer (1907)...Novel

Producer
Ivan Moffat (1918)
George Stevens (1904)

Cinematographer
Loyal Griggs (1906)

Music
Victor Young (1899)...Composer

Stars
Alan Ladd (1913) as Shane
Jean Arthur (1900) as Marian Starrett
Van Heflin (1910) as Joe Starrett
Brandon De Wilde (1942) as Joey Starrett
Jack Palance (1919) as Jack Wilson
Ben Johnson (1918) as Chris Calloway
Edgar Buchanan (1903) as Fred Lewis
Emile Meyer (1910) as Rufus Ryker

ReviewShane would be the swan song for the everlastingly radiant Jean Arthur; she had started acting in silent films and had been one of the top performers of the thirties and forties. After making ShaneRatings Criterion4 Stars - Historically important film, considered a classic.

(From Shane (1953) on February 19th, 2010)

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Fargo, a review by Rogmeister




Fargo (1996)
Produced, written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
Music by Carter Burwell
Director of Photography: Roger A. Deakens
Cast: Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Harve Presnell, Peter Stormare

DVD Special Features
"Minnesota Nice"--All-new documentary
Interview with the Coen Brothers and Frances McDormand
Audio commentary by Roger Deakens
Trivia Track
Original Theatrical Trailer and TV Spot and other features

At the beginning of this movie is a notice that this movie was based on true events but that they have changed the names to protect the innocent.  Don't believe it...the movie plot is a total fabrication.  The film deals with an auto dealer, Jerry Landergaard (William H. Macy) who is so deep in dept that he concocts a bizarre plan...to have his wife kidnapped and to then have her rich father pay the ransom.  He did not, however, count on the dogged policework of pregnant police chief Marge Gunderson.  Quirky is a word often used to describe the films of the Coens...some might prefer the word bizarre...but their films are defiitely different.  Personally, I love this film...if it had been shot anywhere else, I probably wouldn't care so much for it...but it was shot in Fargo, North Dakota (and other nearby locations) using authentic accents and that gives it a humorous charm despite the violent acts also seen in the film.  I think you should check it out.  When this film first came out, critic Gene Siskel said "You won't see a better film this year" and this film also made the list of films in the book "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die".  So see it...

(From DCO third annual November Alphabet Marathon - discussion/review/banter thread on November 21st, 2009)

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Tom's TV Pilots marathon, a review by Tom


     Journeyman: The Complete Series (2007/United States)
IMDb | Wikipedia

(United Kingdom)
Length:522 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78, Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Subtitles:



Journeyman
Season 1.01 A Love of a Lifetime

This episode is a good introduction to the series and made me want to watch more.

Rating:

(From Tom's TV Pilots marathon on July 17th, 2013)