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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Passage to Marseille

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

"Speaking of James Wong Howe's photography, this AVC-encoded 1080p 1.37:1 transfer represents a beautiful preservation of Howe's meticulous work. He occasionally uses deep focus when filming the five convicts sitting together and all five faces remain startlingly crisp. Film grain is present, but never overwhelms the image. The contrast is presented with nuance, allowing for significant subtlety in the shadows. The blacks are inky and rich. A few shots look a bit softer than the others but this is probably due to the use of opticals or an imprecise focus puller on the day. Apart from a newly struck print, it's hard to imagine this film looking any better."
-DVD Talk
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