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The Complete Thin Man Collection [DVD] [2010]

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In 2000 American Film Institute designated the film as one of the great comedies in the previous hundred years of cinema. The film is 32nd on the American Film Institute's 2000 list AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs [19] and was nominated for the following lists:

a b c Glancy, H. Mark (1992). "Appendix". Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. 12 (S2): 1–20. doi: 10.1080/01439689208604539. According to Loy, the actors were not allowed to interact between takes with the dog Skippy; trainers felt it would break his concentration. Skippy once bit Loy during filming. [9] :91 Long available on VHS and DVD, The Thin Man was released on Blu-ray Disc by the Warner Archive Collection on July 30, 2019. The 1080p high-definition master was made from a 4K restoration based on new transfers of the picture's best surviving film elements, with digital correction of a multitude of defects seen in earlier home-media releases. Blu-ray.com reported that the film "looks exceptional and, aside from a true 4K option, will likely never get a better home video release". Extras include the theatrical trailer, the 1936 Lux Radio Theatre broadcast, and the 1958 second-season premiere of the NBC television series. [28] [29] In popular culture [ edit ] The Lux Radio Theatre". RadioGOLDINdex. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24 . Retrieved 2015-12-01.Sarris, Andrew (1998) "You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet": The American Talking Film History and Memory, 1927-1949. New York: Oxford University Press. p.419 ISBN 0-19-513426-5 a b c Glancy, H. Mark (1992). "MGM film grosses, 1924-1948: The Eddie Mannix Ledger". Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. 12 (2): 127–144. doi: 10.1080/01439689200260081. The Thin Man was voted one of the ten best pictures of 1934 by Film Daily's annual poll of critics. [14]

The TV series The Thin Man ran from 1957 through 1959, starring Peter Lawford and Phyllis Kirk. [30] AFI's 10 Top 10" (PDF). Archived from the original on 2011-07-16 . Retrieved 2022-01-01. {{ cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown ( link)ON WRITING A NEW TAKE ON THE THIN MAN, SET IN SPACE". November 11, 2022 . Retrieved December 5, 2022. This is without any doubt Powell & Loy's film, and they made several more in the series, each less interesting than the last, though they both continued to give value for money.

Rarely had, or has, a healthy and happy, still vibrant marriage been credibly portrayed on film. Myrna Loy (once the 'Queen of Hollywood', and one can see why) and an obviously decade-older William Powell strike sparks off each other, with Powell debonair, rogueish, martini-fuelled, and moustachioed, and Loy sourly sweet, flirtatious, languorous, and underplaying delightfully. Both are pitch-perfect in roles that could have been made for them. a b Kotsilibas-Davis, James; Loy, Myrna (1987). Myrna Loy: Being and Becoming. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 9780394555935. The Real Couple Behind The "Infinite Playlist" ". National Public Radio. October 3, 2008 . Retrieved November 23, 2022. Oh, and the dialogue is at times very naughty indeed, I'm happy to say, full of risque double, and indeed single, entendres. This was just before the iniquitous Hays Code was instigated, so you could get away with ~ well, not quite murder ...Apparently, this kind of thing got worse, and the plots much thinner, in the Thin Man sequels, which I have not seen (and will not see). Caveat film snob.) Feature and Short Review". Film Daily. New York: Wid's Films and Film Folk, Inc. May 23, 1934. p.7.

When we did a scene together, we forgot about technique, camera angles, and microphones. We weren't acting. We were just two people in perfect harmony. Myrna, unlike some actresses who think only of themselves, has the happy faculty of being able to listen while the other fellow says his lines. She has the give and takes of acting that brings out the best. Then there's the admirable Asta the dog, who is nevertheless perhaps a cuteness too far ~ particularly in the final squirm-inducing shot. The Thin Man is one of the most popular classics for many reasons. Most of all, even though it was made in 1934 the film holds up beautifully and seems totally fresh. The humor is as funny now as it was then. The chemistry between William Powell and Myrna Loy is wonderful to behold. They play a "modern" couple, modern in the sense that they're fun-loving, real people who one would think had a lot of wedded bliss despite the twin beds. This was really something in its day, when most married couples were portrayed as rather sanctimonious and proper. That part will be lost on new audiences but what can be appreciated is the fact that they could be just as they are in a film today and not be out of date. They were so appreciated in their own time that the film spawned five sequels.

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Discover more about the two delightful stars with two insightful documentaries, William Powell: A True Gentleman and Myrna Loy: So The plot is of secondary importance and, as is often the case in such crime capers, utterly incomprehensible. Maureen O'Sullivan (later Mia Farrow's mum and Tarzan's Jane) is excellent in an early role as an ingenue, while there's a large supporting cast of varying degrees of acting prowess. a b c d Bryant, Roger (2006). William Powell: The Life and Films. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. pp.4, 10. ISBN 9780786454938. Obituary: Lillian Hellman, Playwright, Author, and Rebel, Dies at 77". The New York Times. July 1, 1984 . Retrieved July 1, 2017.

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