Fritz Lang's film noir, Human Desire, which came out sixteen years later, retains very little of the cynicism that defines Zola's novel and at the end actually completely discards the pessimism. The audio has been remastered and it is very easy to tell because clarity and depth are as good as they can be for a period film of this nature. The film owes much to the mightily effective and spellbinding photography. Glenn Ford looks downright silly at the controls of that little diesel-electric switching locomotive. Like those two classics, Human Desire finds Lang casting a pitiless eye on all of the human weaknesses that define film noir: deception, infidelity, passion, and murder. Despite some obvious limitations, I like it quite a lot. Jeff, who is deadheading after a trip, is on the train and meets Vicki without knowing who she is when Buckley needs her to get him out of the way so he can get back to their compartment without being seen as he is covered in blood.
There are no distracting cuts, scratches, debris, marks, or even tiny flecks. In the second part Jeff realizes that his encounter with Vicki was not accidental, and that it is almost certainly related to the murder that occurred on the train at the same time. While a superior remaster will undoubtedly expand some nuances, I am not seeing any serious crushing issues on the current remaster. And for the record, I don't mean only in terms of style. Gloria Grahame is perversely alluring as the sexually driven Vicki and Broderick Crawford evokes some empathy as the obsessed Carl. Similarly, instead of trying to imitate Jean Gabin's performance, Ford heads in a completely new direction with his character and in the process alters the nature of the drama. Yet its placid small town setting also offers a unique perspective on the genre, with Lang uncovering sinister secrets on these quiet streets that could rival any big city immorality.
No correspondence will be entered into. The supplemental features on the disc include a vintage trailer for the film and exclusive new program featuring critic Tony Rayns. Like those two classics, Human Desire finds Lang casting a pitiless eye on all of the human weaknesses that define film noir: deception, infidelity, passion, and murder. Unfortunately, on his way he meets a vulgar, abusive Carl Buckley Broderick Crawford. Human Desire 1954 Jeff Warren, a Korean War vet just returning to his railroad engineer's job, boards at the home of co-worker Alec Simmons and is charmed by Alec's beautiful daughter. Outside of film, love to travel with Sorrento, Guangzhou and Manchester all favourite destinations.
After Buckley is fired for insubordination, he begs Vicki to intercede on his behalf with John Owens, a rich and powerful businessman who Vicki's mother used to keep house for, and whose influence can get him reinstated. For example, initially Lang and producer Lewis Rachmil were convinced that Rita Hayworth was the right actress to play Vicki, but when it became obvious that there were legal obstacles that would prevent her from traveling to Canada to shoot the film, they hired Grahame. Alfred Hayes' script also had numerous corrections, and the film's current finale was actually not part of the original draft. Still obsessively jealous, Carl becomes an alcoholic and blackmails Vicki into staying with him. .
Vicki persuades Jeff to kill Carl, but at the last minute Jeff relents, taking on the letter which Carl has used to blackmail Vicki with. I find the characterizations in Lang's film very convincing, and I would not hesitate to place Gloria Grahame's performance amongst her very best. The interview was conducted exclusively for Eureka Entertainment. On the train back Carl kills the man, and Jeff - who was very close to the whole action - bumps into Vicky and quickly develops feelings for her. However, in a small city every rumor spreads faster than the wind. He becomes attracted immediately to Vicki Buckley, the sultry wife of brutish railroad supervisor Carl Buckley, an alcoholic wife beater with a hair trigger temper and penchant for explosive violence. Svet Atanasov on February 17, 2019 where this Blu-ray release scored 4.
Being abused by her raging husband, she finds solace in the arms of a stranger. It is true that at least a casual comparison with Jean Renoir's La Bête Humaine is unavoidable, but if you convince yourself that Fritz Lang's Human Desire is some sort of an American remake you are making a huge mistake. The plot is watered down to comply with code. When Jeff Warren Glenn Ford returns home after serving his time in Korea, his only dream is to return back to his steady job as a train engineer. One of the most unpleasant film noir in the genre. The site has excelled past all expectations with many only giving the site months and it's still going strong. While still in development, this project apparently looked very different.
Directed by Fritz Lang , Fritz Lang an updated remake of Jean Renoir's adaptation of Emile Zola's novel, Emile Zola, is a grim sordid story in which desperate people try to relieve their desolate lives with cheap pleasures. For this very reason, the 'human beast' that emerges at the end of the film is actually a chameleon with multiple identities. It works, but Carl then assumes that Vicki and Owens are involved romantically, so he murders his boss in a jealous rage. After Buckley is fired for insubordination, he begs Vicki to intercede on his behalf with John Owens, a rich and powerful businessman who Vicki's mother used to keep house for, and whose influence can get him reinstated. Cookie information is stored in your browser and performs functions such as recognising you when you return to our website and helping our team to understand which sections of the website you find most interesting and useful. In the first a war veteran named Jeff Warren Glenn Ford returns home from Japan and in a matter of days resumes his predictable civilian life — working long shifts as a railroad engineer with his landlord and occasionally stopping by at the local bar to see friends. Grahame's nuanced performance, in particular, is so convincing that it is hard to imagine how a glamorous actress like Hayworth would have managed to appear casual, brittle, and desperate, but at the same time emerge strong enough to deceive and change minds.
Edgar Buchanan's supporting performance is the best thing in this film. Soon after, Jeff discovers that Vickey and Carl's marriage is so broken that she would immediately walk away from her husband if he encourages her to do so. Jeff, who is deadheading after a trip, is on the train and meets Vicki without knowing who she is when Buckley needs her to get him out of the way so he can get back to their compartment without being seen as he is covered in blood. Presented in its original aspect ratio of 1. The prize will be delivered to the winner within 28 days of confirmation of delivery address.
Even the first scene, which had been so compelling in Renoir's film, made no sense in a not-very-noisy, post-war locomotive cab. Musically loves David Bowie, Fishbone, Radiohead. It portrays not only America's working class, but also many in-train sequences, which give the film a much-deserved claustrophobic feel. She, on the other hand, wants to take advantage of his generosity. Jean's Renoir's is the darker, more cynical and pessimistic film, but carries the identity of an early European social drama.