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It is made all the more poignant for me because my beloved brother departed this earth not too long ago and I wonder if he "visits" me from time to time. ..Spielberg’s superb craft and technique is all in evidence here. He delivers wit, genuine pathos and irony, not only in the actors’ deft delivery of dialogue, as would be the case with other, lesser directors, but in the VISUAL, his virtuosity with the camera, with light and with tricks in the editing (cutting on Audrey Hepburn’s removal of the towel she is using to catch Richard Dreyfuss’ hair during her giving him a haircut from the smoldering woods to a golden field, "Time is funny stuff" is pure magic). THIS IS CINEMA!The blu-ray has superb color and contrast. As with the release of American Graffiti and other Universal blu-rays, it appears a bit edge-enhanced and de-grained, but this is a minor nuisance in an otherwise gorgeous transfer. Bravo! Check it out!
Product Description Steven Spielberg directs this heartwarming romantic adventure USA Today calls “a winner”. Pete Sandich (Richard Dreyfuss) is a legendary pilot with a passion for daredevil firefighting. However Dorinda (Holly Hunter), the woman he loves, and Al (John Goodman), Pete’s best friend, know that legends can’t take risks forever. After sacrificing himself to save Al, the ace pilot faces his most challenging mission: helping Dorinda move on with her life. Breathtaking cinematography and exhilarating aerial choreography highlight this compelling adventure that co-stars Brad Johnson and features a special appearance by Audrey Hepburn. Considered by many to represent a low point in Steven Spielberg’s career, 1990’s Always did suggest something of a temporary drift in the director’s sensibility. A remake of the classic Spencer Tracy film A Guy Named Joe, Always stars Richard Dreyfuss as a Forest Service pilot who takes great risks with his own life to douse wildfires from a plane. After promising his frightened fiancée (Holly Hunter) to keep his feet on the ground and go into teaching, Dreyfuss’s character is killed during one last flight. But his spirit wanders restlessly, hopelessly attached to and possessive of Hunter, who can’t see or hear him. Then the real conflict begins: a trainee pilot (Brad Johnson), a likable doofus, begins wooing a not-unappreciative Hunter–and it becomes Dreyfuss’s heavenly mandate to accept, and even assist in, their budding romance. The trouble with the film is a certain airlessness, a hyper-inventiveness in every scene and sequence that screams of Spielberg’s self-education in Hollywood classicism. Unlike the masters he is constantly quoting and emulating in Always, he forgets to back off and let the movie breathe on its own sometimes, which would better serve his clockwork orchestration of suspense and comedy elsewhere. Still, there are lovely passages in this film, such as the unforgettable look on Dreyfuss’s face a half-second before fate claims him. John Goodman contributes good supporting work, and Audrey Hepburn makes her final screen appearance as an angel. –Tom Keogh
"Always" is a modernized version of the 1943 movie, "A Guy Named Joe". The remake is a comedy-drama directed by Steven Spielberg and features several cameos by Audrey Hepburn in her final performance. It stars Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman and Brad Johnson, with a great supporting cast of extras. A quick synopsis: An aerial firefighter named Pete,(Dreyfuss) puts out forest fires with a big war surplus A-26 light bomber plane. Pete’s reckless disregard for safety keeps his girlfriend Dorinda (Hunter) and best friend Al (Goodman) upset with him. Pete and Dorinda have some great moments in this film. Lots of chemistry there. Holly Hunter is adorable with a side of attitude. Enter Ted Baker (Johnson) and the action really begins. If you’re searching for a romance/comedy/drama/adventure/fantasy, this is your movie. 🙂 -Read Reviews-
Still one of my favorite movies. It is loosely based on A Guy Named Joe. That was Spielberg’s favorite movie, which was the inspiration for Always. A Guy Named Joe was criticized by The Committee for Un-American Activities for being directed by a Communist, and for being ant-war. My favorite part is the whistling duet (you will have to watch the movie to know what I mean). Dreyfuss and Hunter are great, but I think Goodman brings a special sense of joy to this movie. Good story!
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