207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

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Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

#26 Post by MikeFH » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:36 pm

Pavel wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:02 am
Altair wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:19 am
Indicator has the most consistently strong covers of any company at the moment.
These are great, but Light Sleeper's cover sucks imo.
Agreed. The Light Sleeper cover will improve a lot when they remove the two smaller color photos.

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Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

#27 Post by Gerald Christie » Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:51 am

MichaelB, where is the Twentieth Century art from? It's beautiful and a lovely cover. I happen to have framed in my house two posters from the film and I've never seen this particular image before. Is it just a still from the film?

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Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

#28 Post by antnield » Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:35 am

The image of Lombard in that dress was used in various posters at the time - sometimes, but not always in the very same pose - but this exact image, including colouring and background, is from an original lobby card. You'll be able to see the source (and those various posters) in the disc's image gallery.

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Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

#29 Post by Rayon Vert » Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:33 pm

It's not that lobby card but here's an image probably from the same shoot with a similar pose, hair of course, but also dress details and the drapes behind.

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Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

#30 Post by whaleallright » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:17 am

I haven't seen Twentieth Century in nearly 20 years (and then on a so-so 16mm print IIRC), but I remember finding it almost literally breathtaking—in that it was so manic I had to catch my breath numerous times. I remember my friend theatrically exhaling and miming wiping sweat from his brow at the end. :)

It's almost like Hawks went balls-to-the-wall with the rapid-fire overlapping dialogue in this film and then dialed it back/modulated it (slightly) for his subsequent comedies.

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Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

#31 Post by MikeFH » Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:13 am

Guess this is the cover photo:

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Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

#32 Post by MichaelB » Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:26 am

Final specs:

The Criminal Code:

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Twentieth Century:

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Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

#33 Post by MichaelB » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:45 pm

The Criminal Beaver.

(The alternative just sounded plain wrong!)

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Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

#34 Post by Randall Maysin » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:16 pm

What, pray, became of the purported Howard Hawks Study Day presentation perk?


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Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

#36 Post by MichaelB » Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:28 am

Mondo Digital on The Criminal Code.

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