Two Weeks in Another Town

Screen idol Jack Andrus just out of a sanitarium grabs at a role in a movie shot in Rome by a director whose career is also on the skids. When the director falls ill, Jack takes over.


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Two Weeks in Another Town
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

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    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (6)
  • Engaging characters (5)
  • Great cinematography (5)
  • Classic style (4)
  • Engaging (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult viewers (4)
    • At home (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Movie buff (10), Collector (4), Audiophile (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Fantastic Remastering

    This DVD is a stunning reproduction of a major Vincente Minelli film
    which has languished unavailable to be seen for nearly 50 years.
    It was great to be able to see the...Read complete review

    This DVD is a stunning reproduction of a major Vincente Minelli film
    which has languished unavailable to be seen for nearly 50 years.
    It was great to be able to see the restored film in its CinemaScope
    format and better color than any film prints have had in decades.
    This is an important Hollywood film as a sequel to The Bad and the
    Beautiful, which had been made about a decade earlier. Now the
    younger generation can not only enjoy Minelli's direction but enjoy
    performances of stars of the Old Hollywood such as Edward G.
    Robinson, Kirk Douglas, and Cyd Charisse, among others.
    The CinemaScope location filming in Rome is stunning and the
    melodramatic story of change coming to the film industry makes for
    absorbing viewing. For more behind the scenes information see
    the excellent critique in Stephen Harvey's MOMA book entitled,
    "Directed by Vincente Minelli" (1989) Harper & Row.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    The Essence of Baroque

    This film has at some stage been severely edited. Ok if familiar with The Bad and the Beautiful, a well-made film featuring some of the same characters and themes. Colors are garish, angles...Read complete review

    This film has at some stage been severely edited. Ok if familiar with The Bad and the Beautiful, a well-made film featuring some of the same characters and themes. Colors are garish, angles not centered, etc., but these distortions may have been intentional. For Minnelli fans only.

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    5.0

    One of the greatest moviemaking movies.

    By mabuse

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Movie Buff

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Great Cinematography
    • High Production Value
    • Informative
    • Original

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anywhereanytime

      Comments about Two Weeks in Another Town:

      One of the great Minnelli scope dramas and one of the greatest films about moviemaking ever.

       
      4.0

      The Bad & The Beautiful Italian Style.

      By Nick at Nite

      from San Mateo, CA

      About Me Movie Buff

      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • High Production Value

      Cons

      • Plot Maybe Hard To Follow

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home

      Comments about Two Weeks in Another Town:

      "The Bad and the Beautiful" ranks along side such films as "Sunset Boulevard" and "A Star is Born" as one of the great films of the ruthless business which is the motion picture industry. This sequel (of sorts) to that Minnelli film which starred Kirk Douglas in a riveting performance this time finds Douglas released from a sanitarium struggling to revitalize his career reteamed with one of his directors (Edward G. Robinson) at Rome's famed Cinecitta studios. A little heavy-handed in spots but the Roman locations make you forget all about that.

       
      4.0

      Hollywood Confidential

      By Conan the Bookkeeper

      from Monterey, CA

      About Me Movie Buff

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Talented Cast

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Two Weeks in Another Town:

          Really enjoyed this trashy inside view of big-time filmmaking. Insights into the real world of filmmaking combined with over-sized personalities. Maybe those are realistic, too--I wouldn't know! But was entertained by the spectacle.

          Sharp print.

           
          4.0

          Fifties cinema at it's best !

          By J.Gabin

          from Pasadena, CA

          About Me Movie Buff

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Emotionally Engaging
          • Engaging Characters
          • Great Cinematography
          • Original Story
          • Talented Cast

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Viewers
            • At Home
            • Perfect Gift
            • Younger Viewers

            Comments about Two Weeks in Another Town:

            In this WB Archive program some M.G.M Print are Superb:"the Swan","Party Girl","the Man with a cloak"..."2 weeks in another town" is another quite competent DVD transfer.
            Detail is excellent, clarity pleasing and contrast handled with quite good precision. The color-scheme is also very convincing - blues, greens,grays, blacks and whites look rich.However still there are lots of white specks!
            The audio track is clear,and clean.
            If you love "V.Minnelli", "Cinemascope",and "colorful story" about Hollywood this DVD is for your eyes!
            HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Classic

            By HemiHead

            from Da Bronx

            About Me Movie Buff

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            Pros

            • Broad Appeal
            • Emotionally Engaging
            • Engaging Characters
            • Great Cinematography
            • Original Story
            • Talented Cast

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Viewers
              • At Home
              • In The Car
              • Perfect Gift
              • Travel

              Comments about Two Weeks in Another Town:

              Great drama!

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              The Essence of Baroque

              By Max

              from Sebring, OH

              About Me Movie Buff

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Esoteric Filmmaking
              • Great Cinematography
              • Talented Cast

              Cons

              • Disjointed Story
              • Limited Appeal

              Best Uses

              • Adult Viewers
              • For BB Fans

              Comments about Two Weeks in Another Town:

              This film has at some stage been severely edited. Ok if familiar with The Bad and the Beautiful, a well-made film featuring some of the same characters and themes. Colors are garish, angles not centered, etc., but these distortions may have been intentional. For Minnelli fans only.

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Terrific

              By Chris

              from Hamden, CT

              About Me Audiophile, Avid Reader, Collector, Movie Buff

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Classic
              • Engaging
              • Entertaining
              • Funny

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyone

                Comments about Two Weeks in Another Town:

                A superior male melodrama. Male hysteria is incorporated into a study of the fall of the Old Hollywood. Kirk Douglas goes bonkers as he tries to recapture past fame. The film is usually the loser when compared to the earlier "about Hollywood" film, The Bad and the Beautiful, but Two Weeks has virtues all its own.

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A Fantastic Remastering

                By Michael

                from Denver, Colorado

                About Me A producer-director, Audiophile, Avid Reader, Collector, Movie Buff

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Classic
                • Engaging
                • Entertaining
                • Filmed in Rome
                • Restored Color
                • Sequel to Bad Beautiful
                • Wide Screen format

                Cons

                • Not the Director' cut

                Best Uses

                • Education
                • Entertainment
                • Hollywood on Hollywood
                • Hollywood on the Tiber
                • Irwin Shaw adaptation
                • See Minelli's work

                Comments about Two Weeks in Another Town:

                This DVD is a stunning reproduction of a major Vincente Minelli film
                which has languished unavailable to be seen for nearly 50 years.
                It was great to be able to see the restored film in its CinemaScope
                format and better color than any film prints have had in decades.
                This is an important Hollywood film as a sequel to The Bad and the
                Beautiful, which had been made about a decade earlier. Now the
                younger generation can not only enjoy Minelli's direction but enjoy
                performances of stars of the Old Hollywood such as Edward G.
                Robinson, Kirk Douglas, and Cyd Charisse, among others.
                The CinemaScope location filming in Rome is stunning and the
                melodramatic story of change coming to the film industry makes for
                absorbing viewing. For more behind the scenes information see
                the excellent critique in Stephen Harvey's MOMA book entitled,
                "Directed by Vincente Minelli" (1989) Harper & Row.

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Surpasses THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL...

                By The Vid

                from Colorado Springs

                About Me Audiophile, Collector, Movie Buff

                Pros

                • Classic
                • Engaging
                • Entertaining

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Theater

                  Comments about Two Weeks in Another Town:

                  A sequel of sorts to his BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, this moviemaking melodrama is a melange of backstabbing, paranoia and disallusionment. It's overripe, highly effective expressionism makes it a classic look at a business evolving on an International scale - and all in the wake of LA DOLCE VITA. The style here is impeccable.
                  This remastered print lacks some vibrancy in the color and clairty, but still has the glossy look of 20th-Century CinemaScope. Sadly, it wasn't recorded in stereo, so David Raksin's superb score doesn't shine as well as it could. A great film nonetheless.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Color a little faded

                  By malachi8

                  from New York, New York

                  About Me Collector, Movie Buff

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Classic
                  • Engaging
                  • Entertaining

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Entertainment

                    Comments about Two Weeks in Another Town:

                    Another really interesting 50's film dealing with mental breakdown and recovery. This time with a cinecitta twist. Great Douglas performance.

                    Color is a little faded and detail is not that sharp, but you won't see this one available elsewhere, I'm betting, so grab it.

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