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"This extraordinary 1952 Argentinian noir... is probably the most bedarkened, beshadowed film I've seen, full of extreme closeups, unexpected sound effects and music. It deserves to be restored and reissued." - Paul Schrader Preserved by the Film Noir Foundation in 2013 and now beautifully restored through UCLA Film & Television Archive, Never Open That Door (No abras nunca esa puerta) is a significant example of the cross-cultural cinematic legacy shared by the United States and Argentina during the post-WWII era. Based on two short stories by American master of suspense fiction Cornell Woolrich (Rear Window, Phantom Lady, The Bride Wore Black), the film is brilliantly directed by Argentine filmmaker Carlos Hugo Christensen with extraordinary cinematography by Pablo Tabernero. Says FNF founder Eddie Muller about this recent restoration, "It is a revelation to experience the work of an all-American author, in Spanish, and rendered as well - or perhaps better - than any Hollywood adaptation of his work." Never Open That Door is one of the most evocative realizations of Woolrich ever produced, featuring masterful sequences of sustained suspense. Said Buenos Aires film critic Horacio Bernades, "Rarely has an Argentine film been more purely cinematic than this." Originally a three-part anthology of Woolrich tales, Never Open That Door was released separately from the 73-minute film If I Should Die Before I Wake (Si muero antes de despertar) adapted by screenwriter Alejandro Casona and Christensen. An exceedingly rare archival conservation scan of If I Should Die Before I Wake is featured in this publication.
"This extraordinary 1952 Argentinian noir... is probably the most bedarkened, beshadowed film I've seen, full of extreme closeups, unexpected sound effects and music. It deserves to be restored and reissued." - Paul Schrader Preserved by the Film Noir Foundation in 2013 and now beautifully restored through UCLA Film & Television Archive, Never Open That Door (No abras nunca esa puerta) is a significant example of the cross-cultural cinematic legacy shared by the United States and Argentina during the post-WWII era. Based on two short stories by American master of suspense fiction Cornell Woolrich (Rear Window, Phantom Lady, The Bride Wore Black), the film is brilliantly directed by Argentine filmmaker Carlos Hugo Christensen with extraordinary cinematography by Pablo Tabernero. Says FNF founder Eddie Muller about this recent restoration, "It is a revelation to experience the work of an all-American author, in Spanish, and rendered as well - or perhaps better - than any Hollywood adaptation of his work." Never Open That Door is one of the most evocative realizations of Woolrich ever produced, featuring masterful sequences of sustained suspense. Said Buenos Aires film critic Horacio Bernades, "Rarely has an Argentine film been more purely cinematic than this." Originally a three-part anthology of Woolrich tales, Never Open That Door was released separately from the 73-minute film If I Should Die Before I Wake (Si muero antes de despertar) adapted by screenwriter Alejandro Casona and Christensen. An exceedingly rare archival conservation scan of If I Should Die Before I Wake is featured in this publication.
617311688591
Never Open That Door - Never Open That Door (2pc)

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Format: Blu-Ray
Label: FLICKER ALLEY
Rel. Date: 06/21/2024
UPC: 617311688591

Never Open That Door (2pc)
Artist: Never Open That Door
Format: Blu-Ray
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"This extraordinary 1952 Argentinian noir... is probably the most bedarkened, beshadowed film I've seen, full of extreme closeups, unexpected sound effects and music. It deserves to be restored and reissued." - Paul Schrader Preserved by the Film Noir Foundation in 2013 and now beautifully restored through UCLA Film & Television Archive, Never Open That Door (No abras nunca esa puerta) is a significant example of the cross-cultural cinematic legacy shared by the United States and Argentina during the post-WWII era. Based on two short stories by American master of suspense fiction Cornell Woolrich (Rear Window, Phantom Lady, The Bride Wore Black), the film is brilliantly directed by Argentine filmmaker Carlos Hugo Christensen with extraordinary cinematography by Pablo Tabernero. Says FNF founder Eddie Muller about this recent restoration, "It is a revelation to experience the work of an all-American author, in Spanish, and rendered as well - or perhaps better - than any Hollywood adaptation of his work." Never Open That Door is one of the most evocative realizations of Woolrich ever produced, featuring masterful sequences of sustained suspense. Said Buenos Aires film critic Horacio Bernades, "Rarely has an Argentine film been more purely cinematic than this." Originally a three-part anthology of Woolrich tales, Never Open That Door was released separately from the 73-minute film If I Should Die Before I Wake (Si muero antes de despertar) adapted by screenwriter Alejandro Casona and Christensen. An exceedingly rare archival conservation scan of If I Should Die Before I Wake is featured in this publication.
        
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