CineSavant Column

Saturday June 25, 2022



Hopefully before you read this the reviews posted at Trailers from Hell will be un-scrambled. Opening a review gives one a messy screen. All that’s needed is to scroll up a ways, but it’ll be good when it’s fixed. (8am 06.25.22)

First up: friend Wayne Schmidt sends this one in … it’s on its way to a million views in just a week, which impresses me. There’s a reason for the popularity — the group is so good, we’re convinced we’re hearing musical instruments, not human voices.

From ‘Maytree’ on YouTube, Looney Tunes: Acapella.



I really should have figured out this goof on my own. My link last Tuesday to a Flash Mob of Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch” assumed it was a real flash mob event, even though I wrote that “It seems more than a bit staged to me.”

It didn’t take long for the helpful correspondent Maarten Lemmens in the Netherlands to disabuse me of my folly. The highly polished video item is an Ad for a Bank, and a second look shows that it in no way could have been captured by random cameras on the fly. I guess I was in too big of a rush on that one. On the other hand, I learned that CineSavant has a reader in The Netherlands!



More from DVD Classics Corner on the Air: Dick Dinman and his guest, critic and author Joseph McBride debate the merits of Two John Wayne / John Ford Classics, newly re-issued on disc.

They’re both late career movies — The Horse Soldiers with Wayne and William Holden from 1959, and in 4K Ultra-HD, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance with Wayne and James Stewart, from 1962.

Thanks for reading! — Glenn Erickson