Wild River [Import] [Import USA Zone 1]
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Regarded as one of the crowning achievements in the career of both director Elia Kazan (A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront) and actor Montgomery Clift, Wild River charted new territory for cinema at the dawn of the 1960s, combining psychology, eroticism, documentary realism, and exquisite pictorial beauty within the CinemaScope frame.
In the early 1930s, an administrator for the Tennessee Valley Authority (Clift) arrives in the small town of Garthville with the business of convincing an elderly landowner to sell her land to the government. Soon afterward, he s thrown into conflicts emotional (falling in love with the landowner s widowed granddaughter, played by Lee Remick, who is expected to marry another man) and societal (the employment of black labour on the authority s river project).
With its mix of the personal and the political, Wild River, in the words of critic and scholar Adrian Martin, shows us that "there is only, in each case and circumstance, the particular problem, the isolated breakthrough, and the irretrievable loss. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Wild River in a special Dual Format edition that presents the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.SPECIAL DUAL FORMAT (BLU-RAY + DVD) EDITION including:
- New 1080p transfer of the film on Blu-ray, with a progressive encode on the DVD
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
- New feature-length audio commentary with critics Glenn Kenny and Farran Smith Nehme
- Original theatrical trailer
- Gallery of behind-the-scenes and production stills
- 32-PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET featuring a new essay on the film by critic Adrian Martin, remarks about the film by director Elia Kazan, and rare archival imagery
Kazan's films are better known for showcasing stratospheric Method-emoting over visual expressiveness, which makes Wild River's gorgeous imagery a shock... --Time Out New York --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.
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WILD RIVER / LE FLEUVE SAUVAGE DANS L'ŒUVRE DE KAZAN Elia Kazan a, on le sait, eu deux ou trois carrières. Après son témoignage auprès de la commission des activités anti-américaines présidée par McCarthy, il a de plus en plus nourri son cinéma de sa culpabilité, tout en refusant de s'excuser pour un acte qu'il refusait de voir comme ignoble. En fait, plus que de culpabilité, ce sont les extraordinaires tensions et clivage présents au sein de cet homme révolté, à la fois sûr de lui et conscient de ses propres contradictions, qui ont de plus en plus été les catalyseurs de ses films dans les années 60 et 70. Ceux-ci sont sans conteste les plus beaux de son oeuvre, et sans doute parmi les plus beaux de tout le cinéma américain. Dans l'ordre: On the Waterfront / Sur les quais, Splendor in the Grass / La Fièvre dans le sang, Wild River / Le Fleuve sauvage, America America et L'arrangement. Sans compter A Face in the Crowd / Un Homme dans la foule et Viva Zapata, deux très beaux films eux aussi.
Ce qui relie ces films, c'est sans doute cette tension que j'ai déjà notée et qui se retrouve dans le sujet et la forme même du film.Lire la suite ›
Montgomery Clift stars as a Government Agent who arrives in Garthville, Tennessee, upstream from a newly constructed hydroelectric dam of the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Chuck Glover [Montgomery Clift] must evacuate a small town to make way for the new hydroelectric dam, to head up the TVA's land purchasing office after its previous supervisor abruptly quit. When an elderly matriarch refuses to leave, Chuck Glover [Montgomery Clift] falls in love with her granddaughter, played by Lee Remick. Boasting superb performances and masterfully crafted images, this classic film from acclaimed director Elia Kazan reaches new heights on the Blu-ray disc.
FILM FACT: Academy Award® Winning director Martin Scorsese ‘The Departed’ called ‘Wild River’ one of Elia Kazan’s best films and spearheaded its restoration. Exterior locations for Wild River were filmed on Coon Denton Island on the Hiwassee River, upriver from Charleston, Tennessee; in the town's old business district; and on a peninsula west of Cleveland, Tennessee, on Chickamauga Lake. A studio for interior shooting was also created in the Cleveland armoury.
Cast: Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick, Jo Van Fleet, Albert Salmi, Jay C.Lire la suite ›
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It is a story of the depression, the workings of a the TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority,) and is about rural, desperately poor characters. Obviously, it didn't make much noise when it appeared in theatres, originally, and has not been easy to see to see in a decent form, since then.
But, this is prime work by a number of major film artists. Director Elia Kazan had apparently wanted to do something with this concept for many years, but couldn't get financing for such an artsy, non-commercial idea. But after several successes in the '50's, it was finally green-lighted. Although it didn't make a dime, it remains one of his finest. Montgomery Clift, after his '56 car accident disfigurement, had a real problem finding decent parts in big films. Here he is, in a most unusual role, totally believable, completely vulnerable...a daring, very unconventional, hyper-sensitive kind of hero for a movie from any period. Lee Remick is perfect as an uneducated mountain widow, in probably the best performance of her career. And Jo Van Fleet, outdoes her Oscar winning role in EAST OF EDEN, as a stubborn old mountain woman in her eighties; a totally impressive feat when one considers she was forty-one when the film opened nationally.
So, this is a really important dvd release; it rights a number of wrongs that have befallen this project from the beginning. Richard Shickel's commentary is very impressive, too. As blu ray, there is little of any dazzling effect, but I'm sure it duplicated the way the original bland Fox Cinemascope, color by DeLuxe product looked. I would imagine that the normal version wouldn't look all that different, but i don't know.
The cinematography is gorgeous, as well; and the commentary track is also unexcelled. Perhaps Elia Kazen's best film, although initially almost overlooked. Kazan used many local Tennessee non-actors, which only made the film even more believable and authentic. The locals were actually better at the job than many modern "celebrities" I see onscreen.
fabulous James Westerfield and J.C.Flippin!! Jo VanFleet is just Outstanding as the Old Lady who wont get off the land!! Monte Clift and the
Gorgeous Lee Remick make this a really LOST FORGOTTEN GEM!!! The print is beautiful and soumd is Mono!!! U will really enjoy this one!!
Internet Movie Database provided links to a source who could give me a NTSC copy for about $50. However, with compatible software and hardware you can see this PAL version in your computer monitor. This particular PAL version is technically (color and crispness of picture) much better than what I saw on television years ago.
This PAL region 2 version (just a few copies) is available in Amazon. I am sure more copies are available somewhere else.
If you copy the DVD to your computer hard drive (it is not copy-protected) you can play it with Nero Showtime and a compatible monitor, in my case, a Viewsonic VX922.
The picture in this version is crisp and the color is gorgeous!