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DVD - 2019 DVD Film-Noir Detour 3 On Shelf 1 request on 4 copies Community Rating: 4 out of 5

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Call Number: DVD Film-Noir Detour
On Shelf At: Downtown Library

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Downtown 1st Floor DVD Film-Noir Detour Downtown Library On Shelf
Downtown 1st Floor DVD Film-Noir Detour Downtown Library On Shelf
Downtown 1st Floor DVD Film-Noir Detour Downtown Library On Shelf
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Originally released as a motion picture in 1945.
Based upon the novel Detour : an extraordinary tale, by Martin Goldsmith.
"Detour (1945) was restored in 2018 by the Academy Film Archive and the Film Foundation in collaboration with the Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique, the Museum of Modern Art, Cinémathèque Française"--opening stillframe.
Special features: New 4K digital restoration; Edgar G. Ulmer: the Man Off-Screen, a 2004 documentary featuring interviews with actor Ann Savage and filmmakers Roger Corman, Joe Dante, and Wim Wenders; New interview with film scholar Noah Isenberg, author of Edgar G. Ulmer: a Filmmaker at the Margins; New program about the restoration; Janus Films rerelease trailer; An essay by critic and poet Robert Polito.
Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald, Tim Ryan, Esther Howard, Pat Gleason.
"From Poverty Row came a movie that, perhaps more than any other, epitomizes the dark fatalism at the heart of film noir. As he hitchhikes his way from New York to Los Angeles, a down-on-his-luck nightclub pianist (Tom Neal) finds himself with a dead body on his hands and nowhere to run--a waking nightmare that goes from bad to worse when he picks up the most vicious femme fatale in cinema history, Ann Savage's snarling, monstrously conniving drifter Vera. Working with no-name stars on a bargain-basement budget, B auteur Edgar G. Ulmer turned threadbare production values and seedy, low-rent atmosphere into indelible pulp poetry. Long unavailable in a format in which its hard-boiled beauty could be fully appreciated, Detour haunts anew in its first major restoration"--Container.
DVD, NTSC, region 1; 1.37:1 aspect ratio; Dolby Digital monaural.
Contents: Detour.


A shoestring budget produced an amazing film. submitted by lisa on July 30, 2019, 1:51pm The liner notes' "indelible pulp poetry" is right on.

The ennui of the ending really underscores the doom. Why bother fighting, it says, too weary to tack on the question mark.