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Dual Format Edition of Martin Ritt's 1962 film about two American jazz musicians starring Paul Newman and Sidney Poitier

Dual Format Edition of Martin Ritt's 1962 film about two American jazz musicians starring Paul Newman and Sidney Poitier

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Ram Bowen (Paul Newman – The Hustler) and Eddie Cook (Sidney Poitier, In the Heat of the Night) are jazz musicians who live for music.

Their Paris is one of underground, smoke-filled Jazz bars and the rain-drenched nocturnal streets of the Left Bank. However, their carefree idyll is disturbed when two American tourists (Joanne Woodward and Diahann Carroll) enter their lives, and against the backdrop of music and moonlight, they find themselves falling in love.

All too soon however, romance is put to the test, as the men find themselves torn between their love for the women, and their passion for music. Featuring the legendary Louis Armstrong as Wild Man Moore, the film’s score by the incomparable Jazz musician Duke Ellington was Oscar nominated in 1962.

Ram Bowen (Paul Newman – The Hustler) and Eddie Cook (Sidney Poitier, In the Heat of the Night) are jazz musicians who live for music.

Their Paris is one of underground, smoke-filled Jazz bars and the rain-drenched nocturnal streets of the Left Bank. However, their carefree idyll is disturbed when two American tourists (Joanne Woodward and Diahann Carroll) enter their lives, and against the backdrop of music and moonlight, they find themselves falling in love.

All too soon however, romance is put to the test, as the men find themselves torn between their love for the women, and their passion for music. Featuring the legendary Louis Armstrong as Wild Man Moore, the film’s score by the incomparable Jazz musician Duke Ellington was Oscar nominated in 1962.

Extras

• Commentary by Adrian Martin • Stills gallery • Original trailer • Isolated music and effects track • Illustrated booklet with essays by Nicolas Pillai, Rashida Braggs and Philip Kemp, and full film credits

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SKU 5035673012642
Catalogue Number BFIB1264
Year 1962
Director Martin Ritt
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries USA
Aspect ratio 1.66:1
Colour Black & White
Sound PCM mono
Subtitles English Hard of Hearing
Language(s) English
Running time 95 mins
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 12

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