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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.
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.
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.
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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