The dialogue is so snappy and wonderfully sophisticated. Either way, it's been worth the wait: following the annual releases of and in 2014 and 2015, Sony treats us to a classy Blu-ray digibook that sports a brand-new 4K restoration of the film as its main selling point. Grace Jones with no dialogue cuts quite a figure, but what starts out as a light spoof devolves quickly into gory exploitation. From our present vantage, it seems sacrilege to think of movies like Mr. A in Creative Lit from the University of Windsor. The packaging itself is a real standout: similar to Mr. Part of the charm though.
Deeds Goes To Town has been fully restored in 4K for this Blu-ray transfer. Keener eyes will detect the differences in fine detail and advanced grain between dissolves and fades. Gary Cooper's Longfellow Deeds often looks as if he is visiting from a different era, an errant knight guided by an anachronistic code of chivalry. Deeds Goes to Town Blu-ray delivers stunningly beautiful video and solid audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release When Vermont poet Longfellow Deeds Gary Cooper inherits a fortune from his uncle, he sets off for New York to take over his new business empire. Much of the dialogue is delivered really well as one would expect in a Frank Capra directed film, but almost all of it is very clear, precise and easy to comprehend.
Founded in April 2006, High-Def Digest is the ultimate guide for High-Def enthusiasts who demand only the best that money can buy. Blu-ray Special Features and Extras: Audio Commentary by Frank Capra Jr. French uncredited , Chuck Hamilton uncredited , George 'Gabby' Hayes uncredited , Paul Hurst uncredited , Warren Hymer uncredited , William Irving uncredited , Gladden James uncredited , Charles Lane uncredited , Edward LeSaint uncredited , Edwin Maxwell uncredited , Lafe McKee uncredited , Frank McLure uncredited , George Meeker uncredited , Mayo Methot uncredited , Robert Milasch uncredited , Harold Miller uncredited , Jack Montgomery uncredited , Gene Morgan Jack Mower uncredited , John T. Hence, the beauty and the magic of it is there will always be a Longfellow Deeds when we need him most. Deeds Goes to Town and the Mr. Deeds Goes to Town 1936 remains a standout in the director's formidable body of work. Deeds Goes to Town looking any better on Blu-ray than it does here, so die-hard fans and newcomers alike should be extremely pleased.
The cast here is very strong and help elevate the already terrific material. Yet, with each passing decade his body of work seems more and more to function collectively as a truthful and inspired parable for what is wrong, troubling and even undesirably shameful about modern society. Interestingly, Jean Arthur was not the first, nor even considered an ideal choice for the role of Babe Bennett, ultimately to make her a much sought after star. Its running time is two hours and it never felt boring to me as I was fully invested in it how great it was. Smith Goes To Washington, this is right up that alley. These understandable concerns aside, the track has no real issues to document, with dialogue coming through just fine and Howard Jackson's score sounding okay if not especially full bodied. The bonus features are disappointing.
What a world it could be. The film also marked the first of three starring roles in Capra films for the ebullient Jean Arthur, who, after a decade and a half or so in a series of largely forgettable and at times uncredited jobs, suddenly burst into the mainstream as Babe Bennett, that aforementioned conflicted journalist who is assigned to cover Deeds and who ends up both falling in love with him and excoriating him in a series of newspaper articles, something that plays directly into the hands of Deeds' nefarious attorney John Cedar Douglas Dumbrille. Stander is brusque but lovable, and Dumbrille makes for a wonderfully officious shyster, one whose comeuppance probably got cheers from the audience back in 1936, and which still resonates pretty strongly even in the jaded 21st century. Jean Arthur was very difficult to work with, but Frank Capra gave the actress a sympathetic hearing to get the best out of her performance. Despite its obvious commercial appeal, Mr. This was the seventh of 12 films in which Frank Capra would collaborate with screenwriter Robert Riskin, who played a key role in the development of Frank Capra's directorial style.
We are emotionally invested almost from the outset; the flickering images thriving on our innate and basic need to believe in a time and a place where the crestfallen can rise up from their despair to achieve great things with a little blind faith in themselves and a lot of fealty in humankind at large. Indoor environments do a commendable job with separation and keeping foreground and background details discernable when focus allows. When members of the New York Opera arrive with their hands outstretched to cover their yearly net loss they are rather bluntly informed by Deeds they will either have to find a way to make the opera profitable or entirely cease their operations. Nobody did this stuff better than Frank Capra. But, yeah, people can fling all they want at that one. He is going home to Mandrake Falls for good.
Frank Capra populist film brings together his sort of tried and true formula. The picture was nominated for a slew of Oscars, though only Capra would take home the award this time. Deeds Goes to Townputs most every other to shame. Asian superstars Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh search for the legendary Green Destiny sword, stolen by Zhang Ziyi who would become a star in her own right after this international box-office hit. Deeds Goes to Town has been for so many for so long, I'm not above suggesting the film may have a few narrative hiccups here and there—nothing major, mind you, just a couple of odd missteps that don't measurably harm the film, but which don't really add that much either. Before he leaves, Longfellow's chance encounter with a disgruntled, down-and-out farmer gives him a newfound purpose for life and a reason to get rid of his unwanted fortune: to help those less fortunate.
You can get some shine off of people as well as dimples, wrinkles, stubble and the like. Yet its most obvious strength comes from the names behind it; none more than aforementioned screenwriter Robert Riskin, who's entirely responsible for all that cracking dialogue. This is one case where the original is inarguably the better, from any number of standpoints. On behalf of movie lovers everywhere — God bless, and thank you! Smith defends his name in Congress. When Deeds tries to use his fortune to help those facing the hardship of the Depression, the act of charity is used to question his sanity. Deeds Goes to Town Blu-ray Review Reviewed by , December 7, 2016 Frank Capra is often thought of as having elevated the plight of the ordinary, everyday working man in a number of his films, but it's notable that in many of these films, the central Everyman character has at least something a bit unusual going on in his life.