Like his later, and superior, evening in byzantium, irwin shaws two weeks in another town follows an american adrift in a famous european city. Everythings sharp and colorful, giving us a better idea of his design schemes in all those wide shots. The higher resolution allows us to appreciate cameraman milton krasners more delicate lighting effects those wild night. Two years in the french west indies by hearn, lafcadio, 18501904. David raksins music score sounds like a reprise of his original work from the bad and the beautiful.
Study guide with unique tips on french grammar, french vocabulary, and. It is an obligation, a chance to pay a debt, but it is also an opportunity to escape for a moment a life that has become to routine, and see if he made the right choice when he traded the demands of. In 1962, mgm released vincente minnellis two weeks in another town, a film. Two weeks in another town from the novel by irwin shaw is not an achievement about which any of its creative people are apt to boast. Two years in the french west indies internet archive. We do not offer to watch two weeks in another town movie online. In 1962, director vincente millenni cast her with kirk douglas in two weeks in another town, a melodrama shot in italy. When the director falls ill, jack takes over, realizing this is his last shot at personal and professional redemption.
It was based on a novel by irwin shaw the film depicts the shooting of a romantic costume drama in rome by a team of decadent hollywood stars, during the hollywood on the tiber era. Jack andrus, with more attachments than the hero of byzantium. The warner archive collection dvdr remastered edition of 2 weeks in another town is an attractive, colorful transfer of this energetic last gasp of classic hollywood filmmaking. Isabelle huppert stars as francoise cremont, nicknamed frankie, a famous french actress, dying of cancer, who summons her loved ones for a sentimental. Two weeks in another town 1962 stream and watch online. Released 1962, two weeks in another town stars kirk douglas, edward g.
Robinson, cyd charisse, george hamilton the movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 46 min, and received a score of out of 100. A recovering alcoholic film actor tries for a comeback in rome. Publication date 1890 topics martinique, west indies description and travel. Vincente minnellis two weeks in another town on dvd. He was a writer and producer, known for the talk of the town 1942, in the french style 1963 and the big gamble 1961. Two tapes, two parisian mob killers, one corrupt policeman, an opera fan, a teenage thief, and the coolest philosopher ever filmed all twist their way through an intricate and stylish french language thriller. Two weeks in another town remastered, manufactured on.
Trailer two weeks in another town quinze jours ailleurs. Watch two weeks in another town full movie in hd visit a recovering alcoholic film actor tries for a comeback in rom. People in france must have a document justifying why theyre. Two weeks in another town 1962 upon being released after years in a mental hospital, fallen hollywood star and alcoholic jack andrus kirk douglas moves to rome in an attempt to revive his. Two weeks in another town by vincente minnelli kirk. The writer irwin shaw 191984, whose 1960 novel is the basis for this film, is perhaps best known today for the pulpy bestsellers rich man, poor man 1970. Kirk douglas stars as an unstable actor, fresh off a three. Two weeks in another town photos view all photos 5 movie info. Robinsons strong performances anchoring director vincente minnellis beautifullystylized widescreen palette. Two weeks in another town warner archive collection. Godard asserted that bressons les dames du bois was the only film of the french resistance on account of labourdettes line not explicitly occupationcentric about how shes fighting. Free wallpapers download of two weeks in another town movie, hero, heroine, etc is available in our gallery section. Two weeks in another town original trailer youtube.
After spending three years in an asylum, a washedup actor views a minor assignment from his old director in rome as a chance for personal and professional redemption. Its more likely that two weeks would simply be a better movie if minnelli hadnt already gone over this territory in the previous film. The metrocolor image looks fine throughout and the audio is strong as well. In lust for life kirk douglas is van gogh, running toward madness. But for a few weeks, this is not what we should be doing. Two weeks in another town 1962 has the technical advantages of color and widescreen, but otherwise it drags uncomfortable amounts of deja vu in from the bad and the beautiful 1952, with which it shares the same star kirk douglas, director vincente minnelli and composer david raskin, whose music verges on selfplagiarism in fact. As the novel opens he is married to a french woman of the conservative french wife and. Robinson cyd charisse 1962 an actor kirk douglas and a director edward g. Please be aware that this is a manufactured on demand disc that was created using a dvdr disc. Two weeks in another town is a 1962 american drama film directed by vincente minnelli and starring kirk douglas, edward g.
Two weeks in another town, 1962 a drama film acted in rome, it revolves around the life of a hollywood actor whose career slips away, he tries a comeback and is given a role for a film in rome. Two weeks in another town is a solidly entertaining look at expat filmmakers falling apart in decadent rome, with kirk douglas and edward g. Following her marriage to a french businessman, she moved to france and began an acting career in french and german films, and gradually also broke into hollywood. The town which is topped with a monastery is built on a rocky outcrop in the middle of a tidal flat and connected to the. Siegel assigned two weeks in another town to the studios supervising editor, margaret booth, permitting her to do drastic cuts, without consulting minnelli. While two weeks has some undeniable strengths, it simply isnt as. A lively story recorded at 3 different speeds slower with book french enunciation, a bit faster with glidings, then the street version with all the glidings common in todays modern french. An exmovie star takes the two weeks to help closest friend from his glory days finish a movie. Some people believe that two weeks in another town would be more highly regarded had director vincente minnelli not made the earlier and superior the bad and the beautiful. The warner archive collection bluray of 2 weeks in another town gives one of vincente minnellis last gasps of oldhollywood a marvelous presentation. However, two weeks in another town is decidedly more bitter in tone, partly reflecting the decline in fortunes of the hollywood film industry from the early fifties to the early sixties. After spending three years in an asylum, a washed up. Douglas is a washedup actor who checks out of a rehab center when hes offered a. Mont saintmichel pictures of mont saintmichel are among some of the most iconic images of france.1612 284 500 1389 295 877 1022 618 583 936 1100 1182 441 707 643 415 798 818 622 1214 1432 1514 1210 1429 544 1122 565 175 1267 1452 212