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Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:36 pm
by MikeFH
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.

Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:51 am
by Gerald Christie
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?

Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:35 am
by antnield
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.

Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:33 pm
by Rayon Vert
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

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:17 am
by whaleallright
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.

Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:13 am
by MikeFH
Guess this is the cover photo:

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Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:26 am
by MichaelB
Final specs:

The Criminal Code:

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Twentieth Century:

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Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:45 pm
by MichaelB
The Criminal Beaver.

(The alternative just sounded plain wrong!)

Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:16 pm
by Randall Maysin
What, pray, became of the purported Howard Hawks Study Day presentation perk?

Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:38 pm
by MichaelB

Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:28 am
by MichaelB
Mondo Digital on The Criminal Code.