The Informer 1929

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The Informer 1929

Unread post by bigshot » Mon May 28, 2018 10:44 am

Just a quick post to let folks know that BFI's restoration of The Informer is spectacular. Crystal clear with great contrast levels. Rock solid visuals. The Irish folk music themed score takes a bit of getting used to, but it's serviceable. This is one of the most impeccably lit and composed films I've ever seen. It's region B but it's worth getting a region free player just for this disc.

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Re: The Informer 1929

Unread post by Danny Burk » Mon May 28, 2018 11:16 am

I bought it a month or two ago and haven't looked at it yet. I'll have to watch it later this week.

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Re: The Informer 1929

Unread post by R Michael Pyle » Mon May 28, 2018 11:31 am

Expensive with a £10 delivery fee! But I bought it anyway. Thanks for the heads-up. I'd known it was coming, but I forgot all about it.

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Re: The Informer 1929

Unread post by Mitch Farish » Mon May 28, 2018 11:36 am

Good film! Not like Ford's or the novel, but I find the revisions of the story even more compelling. Hanson and La Putti are fine in the lead roles. Great atmospheric cinematography.

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Re: The Informer 1929

Unread post by wingate » Mon May 28, 2018 12:08 pm

The VHS! copy i have is a part talkie.Sound starts around half way.Foreign principals are dubbed by an actor on a separate mike.BIP made a number of films like this.I assume the new DVD is of the silent copy.Better film than Fords.

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Re: The Informer 1929

Unread post by Danny Burk » Mon May 28, 2018 2:47 pm

wingate wrote:I assume the new DVD is of the silent copy.Better film than Fords.
It includes both silent and sound versions.

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Re: The Informer 1929

Unread post by bigshot » Tue May 29, 2018 10:11 am

Sorry... it looks like I posted this in the wrong forum. It really isn't much of a talkie. The main feature on here is a silent film with musical score. If the admin wants to move this to the silent forum, that would probably be better.

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Re: The Informer 1929

Unread post by Brooksie » Tue May 29, 2018 11:35 am

It played at San Francisco last year and went over very well. I agree, it's a fine film - very different to the talkie (Ford's version, that is), but equally compelling.

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