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    Senior Member Country: UK Freddy's Avatar
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    Short notice heads up but The Duellists is on Film4 today, (Friday 13th January) at 6.55pm. If you can't get Film4 on tv there is always TVCatchup - Never Miss A Show Again

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    Saw a fine print of "The Duellists" at the Ridley Scot(t?) retrospective at Lincoln Center NYC, Friday May 25th. As handsome as ever !

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    The Duellists is on Film Four today 1st June, at 6.50pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddy View Post
    The Duellists is on Film Four today 1st June, at 6.50pm.
    Cheers Paul......I will be Definitely tuning in for that

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    I've seen this film looooooong ago, in a Paris theatre and it was the first time I think I saw the great Harvey Keitel (and Keith Carradine) on screen
    But now, all I can remember is the early morning mist when they met for the duels ...must be my memory which is in a mist

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    Fabulous fabulous film

    ...and here's a short reminder of how good it is :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUUNrM_OuOg

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonfleet View Post
    I've seen this film looooooong ago, in a Paris theatre and it was the first time I think I saw the great Harvey Keitel (and Keith Carradine) on screen
    But now, all I can remember is the early morning mist when they met for the duels ...must be my memory which is in a mist

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    One can't deny the photo quality

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy bentley View Post
    Saw a fine print of "The Duellists" at the Ridley Scot(t?) retrospective at Lincoln Center NYC, Friday May 25th. As handsome as ever !
    This was at Lincoln Center. After years of waiting to see this on the large screen, and I didn't know. Tim, you blew it.

    It would have been worth a trip to Manhattan. *sigh* Back to the DVD......

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpgmel View Post
    Fabulous fabulous film

    ...and here's a short reminder of how good it is :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUUNrM_OuOg
    Where's the 'like' button when you need it....

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    It would be the perfect release for Blu-ray - that lovely cinematography in HD would be a treat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeB View Post
    It would be the perfect release for Blu-ray - that lovely cinematography in HD would be a treat.
    Agreed. I played the Duellists DVD in my blu-ray player and was utterly captivated by the film all over again, fantastic cinematography.

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    I wish that Ridley Scott had continued to make historical dramas. I disliked Gladiator intensely (just a well made action film) and I walked out on Alien, which I found repulsive - but I know it is because they are not my sort of film at all, and I am in a tiny minority. I would not consider seeing Prometheus, because of my own bias.

    The Duellists is a stunning visual achievement - or several stunning achievements in one film. It was made when money was scarce and it is a work of imagination and awareness. An artist who can use light, natural setting and composition in that way is very rare. Frank Tidy was the cinematographer, and his work is brilliant.

    Imagine a film on Napoleon or a new version of Khartoum or Cromwell - directed by Scott with Tidy's cinematography and lighting!
    Last edited by TimR; 09-06-12 at 11:09 PM.

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    My favorite Ridley Scott film and one I keep revisiting. Reed and York would have been interesting but I have no problem with Carradine and Keitel. I'm not a Carradine fan hardly at all and he was very good. Keitel was perfect and Finney so amazing you wanted another film about Fouche'.

    And the cinematography was other-worldly.

    "The enemies of reason have a certain blind look"

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    The Duellists Film Four tonight at 7pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddy View Post
    The Duellists Film Four tonight at 7pm.
    thanks Paul' I Never tire of it...always worth watching

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimw1 View Post
    thanks Paul' I Never tire of it...always worth watching
    Pleasure, for some reason I always pair it with Riddle of the Sands, two great films made in the latter half of the seventies. boys own adventures with wonderful scores by Howard Blake.

    Link to the final scenes in Sarlat, France.

    http://www.commarque.com/#!home-uk/c15iy

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    I will give this a much-deserved bump. It is visually stunning and expertly made. It is still not that well known - at least here - but is available on a good quality DVD and worth seeing.

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    Agreed, and fourtunately for those of you able to play blu-rays, its come out on that format, although alas, the disc is region A locked. http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Du...Blu-ray/52668/ , or you could get the region free Spanish version for �20 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Duellists-Bl...=the+duellists

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