The film is a romantic comedy, set in , in a glossy re-creation of New York City rendered in various shades of white and black, cold and solid chrome and glass, and huge and reckless mirrors that get dragged into the action. The intersecting romances involve an heiress, Brooke Carter Cybill Shepherd , a.
Mopsie Burt Reynolds , whose money is entirely intact, and a chanteuse named Kathy Krumm, a. The music is by Cole Porter—a songload by the truckload, with the lyrics taking much of the place and time usually devoted to dialogue. Shepherd, one of the great and grossly underrated comedic performers of the era, seemingly defines the notion of movie charisma in terms of a wink, a glance, a move, a step, an inflection that seems like the total and personal reinvention of the utterly familiar.
Kahn, a true trouper, plays one with a hearty and lived-in flair—and so does the singer-songwriter Del Prete, who takes the unctuousness out of the stereotype of the slick Continental, and Brennan, who takes the vulgarity out of the archetype of the fast-talking, hard-nosed maid and replaces it with modern erotic frankness.
Reynolds, crooning into the morning light while standing on the running board of his whizzing car, seems to be having the time of his life. Using live performances of the songs—more than a dozen, familiar and less so—as a variety of dialogue, Bogdanovich trims and sculpts their substance to yield a wide range of emotions in high style, from giddiness and exhilaration to disillusionments, regrets, and dangerous longings.
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Obviously, I was of the first of the two opinions in my title. I've been following the progress of this Blu-ray release for about 18 months now, and word on the street was that it is a superior cut and has been restored the "right" way. Having just watched it, the transfer is not pristine, but it does match up to a number of Blu rays I own, for example "The Man from Snowy River" and "Stardust", both of which show a lot of grain and actually look better if I don't wear my glasses when watching them.
LOL However, once the horrible looking 20th Century Fox intro is done, nothing about the look of the film will distract you from enjoying the story.
At Long Last Love () directed by Peter Bogdanovich • Reviews, film + cast • Letterboxd
The soundtrack is nothing special. In fact it is apparently Mono listed as 1. Once again, while it does not have the full, rich sound that we've come to expect from most DVDs and Blu rays, the charm in this movie is in the acting and the story, and you won't be displeased. This Blu ray version runs minutes, which is 5 minutes more than the theatrical release according to IMDB.
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Most likely an extra song sequence was added back in. The story essentially relates one long social engagement concerning the four stars. It is light-hearted and cheerful, and filled with great Cole Porter songs. It has a wonderful throwback look to early 30s style, with highly artistic use of stark black and white in scenery and costume, accomplished with an excellent flair. I've always thought that was an homage to black and white films of that era without actually presenting the film in black and white. Contrary to what some have written about this movie, none of the stars do embarrassing work with their singing.
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Reynolds certainly isn't known for singing, but his performance is competent in this film, as is Cybil Shepard's. What you absolutely DO get here are the actors "acting the songs", and in a very entertaining fashion. It adds an air of authenticity and charm that doesn't come across in absolutely flawless dubbed performances. Madeline Kahn was of course a wonderful singer. Eileen Brennan and John Hillerman not only sing well, but provide unforgettable stretches of comedy Duilio Del Prete is charming and amusing as the romantic foreigner with a bit of a gambling problem.
One thing that disposes me towards good memories of this film is that I had a fun date with a great looking young lady when I saw it in Jacksonville Letting actors with no "singing chops" do their own vocals had not been done a lot by the time this film was made It has been done a LOT more since this film, and with many more misses on the singing quality.
As my wife and I watched this Blu ray, we found ourselves frequently chuckling at both clear dialogue and physical bits, especially from Burt Reynolds, who has always been adroit at mugging and showing off for the camera in amusing ways. If you don't like light romantic comedies which segue into song from time to time, just don't buy or watch this film. Otherwise, it is definitely worth taking a chance on. Cybil and Burt never looked better. John Hillerman gives you a peek at what would become the role of his career on "Magnum PI".