Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: movie remakes

From: William Ahearn (
Date: 18 Feb 2008

--- Patrick King <> wrote:

 The movie was
> made in 1969. The Boston Strangler was still a
> subject
> of discussion.

And the film, The Boston Strangler, was also shot using split screens. As a result, it was difficult to watch on TV and VHS. Now that technology has evolved to larger home viewing screens and wide-screen DVDs, the film is worth watching again. And it's a good film. The original Thomas Crown -- shot on split screen by no less than Haskell Wexler -- was never a favorite of mine as the whole flick seemed forced and self-conscious. Didn't care for the remake either. Just wanted to mention a split screen flick that worked.


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