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Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2010 by dcairns

Some Anthony Mann you can stock up on, thereby enriching your friend and humble author, simply by following the links.

US:
The Heroes of Telemark

UK:
The Heroes Of Telemark [DVD] [1965]

A major bargain, the UK disc, with filmed Anthony Mann interview thrown in.

INCEPTION fans should check out THE HEROES OF TELEMARK, a decent WWII epic with some stunning photography and this beautiful sequence —

Sheer poetry. It takes its time. Mann has a knack for knowing when NOT to use music, and the sound work in all his later films is really extraordinary. See also the jingling bell that accompanies Jimmy Stewart in THE FAR COUNTRY, and the chariot race and final gladiatorial duel in ROMAN EMPIRE.

This collection features the three Stewart westerns written by the great Borden Chase, and also NIGHT PASSAGE, prepared by Mann, who was then replaced, apparently at the behest of James Stewart. It’s speculated that Stewart was tired of breaking his back performing the realistic action Mann demanded of him…

James Stewart – The Western Collection (Destry Rides Again / Winchester ‘73 / Bend of the River / The Far Country / Night Passage / The Rare Breed)

This collection puts together the best of Mann’s noir work — excluding problem case REIGN OF TERROR — including HE WALKED BY NIGHT, which is credited to Alfred Werker but mostly shot by Mann. John Alton’s luminous b&w chiaroscuro photography ties it together.

The Film Noir of Anthony Mann: T-Men/Raw Deal

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