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In a Lonely Place Blu Ray

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One of the classics of the noir psychological thriller, In a Lonely Place is one of Humphrey Bogart's finest performances. He is almost unbearably intense as Dixon Steele, a screenwriter with high standards and a nasty temper who finds himself under suspicion when Mildred, a hat-check girl he knows, is found murdered. Immediately he gets an alibi from a neighbour, Laurel, and equally quickly, he recognises that this is a woman who meets his standards: the question is, as suspicion of his involvement in Mildred's death continues, can he make himself meet hers? This is a wonderful study in trust and suspicion and the limits of love; Bogart's performance is impressive simply because he is prepared to go well over the limits of our sympathy in the name of emotional truth. The scene where he explains imaginatively to a cop and his wife how the murder might have happened is a spine-chilling, creepy portrait of amoral artistic brilliance. Gloria Grahame is equally fine as the woman who lets herself love him, for a while. On the DVD: In a Lonely Place comes with an excellent documentary in which Curtis Hanson (LA Confidential) explains the importance of the film to him and discusses its place in the work of Bogart and the director Nicholas Ray; there is also a quick interesting documentary about the restoration and digitisation of classic films. The film is presented with a visual aspect ratio of 1.33:1 and with restored Dolby Surround sound that does full justice to the film's snappy dialogue and the moody George Antheil score. --Roz Kaveney

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Nicholas Ray directs this film noir adaptation of the novel by Dorothy B. Hughes starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame. Troubled screenwriter Dixon Steele (Bogart) is given the opportunity to reinvigorate his failing career by creating a film adaptation of a trashy novel. After balking at the thought of actually reading it, Dixon hires Mildred (Martha Stewart), who he meets in a bar, to summarise the novel for him. They leave the bar together but when Mildred is found murdered the next day Dixon is the prime suspect. His only forthcoming alibi is from Laurel Gray (Grahame), who testifies to his innocence out of affection, rather than truth. As the pair fall helplessly in love, Laurel is haunted by the possibility that Dixon was the murderer.

Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play  One of the true classics of the noir psychological thriller In a Lonely Place is one of Humphrey Bogart&39;s finest performances He is almost unbearably intense as Dixon Steele a screenwriter with high standards and a hair trigger temper who finds himself under suspicion when Mildred a hat-check girl he knows is found murdered Immediately he gets an alibi from a neighbour Laurel and equally quickly he recognises that this is a woman who meets his standards the question is as suspicion of his involvement in Mildred&39;s death continues can he make himself meet hers? This is a wonderful study in trust and suspicion and the limits of love; Bogart&39;s performance is impressive simply because he is prepared to go well over the limits of our sympathy in the name of emotional truth The scene where he explains imaginatively to a cop and his wife how the murder might have happened is a spine-chilling creepy portrait of amoral artistic brilliance Gloria Grahame is equally fine as the woman who lets herself love him for a while

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