Warner ruins SWEETHEARTS(1938).

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Warner ruins SWEETHEARTS(1938).

PostWed Mar 28, 2018 10:02 am

One used to see an authentic looking Technicolor version of SWEETHEARTS on TCM, but more recently it was replaced by what appears to be a not-as-good Eastmancolor version, and it was even cropped for widescreen!(I also heard this was what they used for the DVD-R). Wonder why?
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Re: Warner ruins SWEETHEARTS(1938).

PostWed Mar 28, 2018 1:53 pm

Sounds a pretty dopey thing to do with such a richly coloured film...
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Re: Warner ruins SWEETHEARTS(1938).

PostWed Mar 28, 2018 3:27 pm

I saw this on Warner Archive Instant a few years ago. I realize this was MGM's big plunge into Technicolor, but I found the color to be too garish and overdone. Jeanette's cheeks looked horrible. The movie itself was not one of her best.
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Re: Warner ruins SWEETHEARTS(1938).

PostWed Mar 28, 2018 7:53 pm

Scott Eckhardt wrote:I saw this on Warner Archive Instant a few years ago. I realize this was MGM's big plunge into Technicolor, but I found the color to be too garish and overdone. Jeanette's cheeks looked horrible. The movie itself was not one of her best.

It didn't look garish or overdone in the print TCM used to show! This dupe that they show now does.
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Re: Warner ruins SWEETHEARTS(1938).

PostWed Mar 28, 2018 8:50 pm

I recently watched my DVD-R of Sweethearts and the color looked great to me. The yellows were nice and pure which is a trademark of an early 3 strip Technicolor print. I believe that I also have it recorded on vhs from the ancient days -probably complete with hilarious mid 1980's commercials no doubt- so I will have to dig that tape out to compare when I get around to it!

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