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  The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: Special Edition (1948)
Treasure easily could have turned into a screechy screed but Huston keeps things light enough to make the movie entertaining.
Whether you examine The Treasure of the Sierra Madre as a political discourse or as a brisk tale of greed and its consequences, it succeeds.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre appears in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1 on this single-sided, double-layered DVD; due to those dimensions, the image has not been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is a fl-and-white 1948 John Huston film in which two American down-and-outers (Humphrey Bogart and Tim Holt) in 1920s Mexico hook up with an old-timer (Walter Huston, the director's father) to prospect for gold.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre was one of the first Hollywood films to be shot almost entirely on location outside the U.S., although the night scenes were filmed back in the studio.
Trumping their previous classic restored releases, "The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre" is a true treasure trove for fans of classic films.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/The-Treasure-of-the-Sierra-Madre   (1827 words)

  
  buysoundtrax.com - Treasure Of the Sierra Madre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Of all the pictures he scored, one of the most memorable is the John Huston-directed 1948 classic The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre.
Treasure Of The Sierra Madre has never before been released.
Missing are the source and location cues from the first two reels, the train robbery sequence, the first "work" cue leading up to the water trough sequence, and the child revival sequence.
www.buysoundtrax.com /treasure_sierra-madre.html   (312 words)

  
 DVD review of Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (Special Edition) - DVDTOWN.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
"The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" would not acquire its classic status until many years after its initial release, thanks largely to television, which is where I came to it in the late fifties, more than a decade after it was made.
Holt had played a series of B-movie Western heroes prior to "Treasure," and he would return to the B-movie fold when the film was over; but in the meantime he, too, is outstanding as the noble young man unwilling to compromise his values for the sake of money.
In fact, his music for "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" is among the best ever written, and if you want to hear just how good it is, I recommend the 1999 Marco Polo CD of the complete, restored score (Marco Polo 8.225149), performed by William T. Stromberg and the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
www.dvdtown.com /review/Treasure_Of_The_Sierra_Madre_T/11140/1781   (1096 words)

  
 Sierra Madre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sierra Madre de Chiapas, a mountain range in the south of the country
Sierra Madre del Sur, a mountain range in the south of the country
Sierra Madre, California, a town in Los Angeles County located at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains between Pasadena, California and Arcadia, California
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sierra_Madre   (181 words)

  
 [03-02-00] Jeff Biggers, New Treasure Of Sierra Madre Brings Hope To Drought Stricken Indians
A modern-day Treasure of the Sierra Madre -- long lost masterpiece paintings -- are bringing possibilities for income to a bone-dry Indian community urged on by an aging priest in northern Mexico.
Until disaster struck in the shape of a collapsed bell tower, the treasure of paintings sat unknown for years in this remote Sierra Madre village in northern Chihuahua.
The beam was the first clue in unraveling the mystery of the treasure of paintings, its date the year Merino rebuilt the old church.
www.pacificnews.org /jinn/stories/6.04/000302-treasure.html   (799 words)

  
 Treasure of the Sierra Madre
John Huston had been working on the Treasure of the Sierra Madre script for six years, before World War II was declared and he directed his great war documentaries, The Battle of San Pietro and Let There Be Light.
Treasure of the Sierra Madre was one of the first American films shot almost completely on location outside the US.
Trivia note: In both Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Treasure of the Sierra Madre, the heroes are betrayed by a burro with the identical brand mark.
www.moviediva.com /MD_root/reviewpages/MDTreasureSierraMadre.htm   (1658 words)

  
 FFC Presents Bogart on DVD: THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
John Ford isn't America's Akira Kurosawa, John Huston is, and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, an intimate epic that unfolds against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution, is Huston's Throne of Blood.
Just a discussion of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre requires an examination of the Apollonian/Dionysian divide, of the ways in which the cult of man breeds animalism even as it restrains it and the ways in which politics can sometimes bolster a film rather than unhorse it.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre was a popular failure at the time of its release, a fact that has something piquant to say in itself about the venal considerations that still drive the moneymen to produce a film--and the delicate thread of treasure that sometimes emerges pure despite all that.
filmfreakcentral.net /dvdreviews/bogartmadre.htm   (964 words)

  
 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Engell, J., "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: B. Traven, John Huston and Ideology in Film Adaptation," in Literature/Film Quarterly (Salisbury, Maryland), vol.
He examines the disintegration or change within the individual who has to learn to cope with the specter of wealth of power and the erosion of the fragile group or couple when chance, greed, envy, or obsession intrude on their existence.
Treasure is not a moral statement by Huston but an examination of characters under pressure, who fall apart when least expected to and rise to noble reactions when no reason is given to believe they will.
www.filmreference.com /Films-Thr-Tur/The-Treasure-of-the-Sierra-Madre.html   (1260 words)

  
 TheRaider.net - Indiana Jones' Influences: Inspirations
Treasure of the Sierra Madre is an expertly crafted tale by legendary director John Huston (who also directed The Maltese Falcon with Humphrey Bogart).
Indy's trek through Peru is an homage to Treasure of the Sierra Madre, with three grungy explorers searching for "gold" in the wilderness of South America with their gear on donkeys.
Treasure of the Sierra Madre is a stellar masterpiece and anyone who appreciates good filmmaking will love it.
www.theraider.net /information/influences/treasure_of_sierra_madre.php   (995 words)

  
 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre : filmcritic.com Movie Review
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre at first comes across like a straightforward road adventure: It's the great westward expansion and Mexico stands as the most untamed country in the hemisphere.
He's underappreciated here as the bad guy, and that's understandable, but his piercing portrayal of a man at the edge who determines the only way off of it is to stab everyone he meets in the back.
Sierra Madre is one of the most lush fl and white films ever shot.
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 Huichol Indians of Mexico/Planeta.com
When B. Traven wrote those words of the Sierra Madre mountains in his 1935 novel, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, he was speaking of the gold the adventurers sought.
But the real treasure of the Sierra Madre is a fragile indigenous culture, a window open to the natural world of preColombian times, that has been preserved for centuries high in the isolated mountain ranges of the Sierra.
The mountains and rocks of the Sierra are the physical embodiments of their ancestors who stand guard with love, willing to teach and guide their descendants in the Huicholes' obligation to care for the Earth.
www.planeta.com /planeta/97/0897huichol.html   (944 words)

  
 The DVD Journal | Reviews : The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: Special Edition
By the time Huston returned from serving in the Signal Corps, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre was given an excited go ahead from Jack Warner despite the script's obdurate pessimism.
And in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, he found that most perfect mixture of controlled chaos: a bold human endeavor undone by the gale-force winds of man's myriad weaknesses, and exacerbated by his adversarial relationship with the world around him.
Warner Home Video presents The Treasure of the Sierra Madre in a full-screen, digitally cleaned-up transfer that, as with some of the studio's recent releases, looks positively stunning; at least, given the director's unpretentious visual palate, as stunning as a typical Huston production can be.
www.dvdjournal.com /reviews/t/treasuresierramadre.shtml   (2163 words)

  
 THE CINEMA LASER DVD REVIEW-- THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE
In Humphrey Bogart’s cannon of film roles, THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE ($27) is certainly one of his most atypical and one of his greatest.
The is no denying that THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE is one of the finest motion pictures ever made- ranking in the number 30 spot on the AFI list of the 100 Greatest American Movies Of All Time.
As good as Bogart is in THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE, his performance still manages to be overshadowed by that of Walter Huston, who managed to snag a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his work on the film.
www.thecinemalaser.com /dvd_2003/totsm-dvd.htm   (1052 words)

  
 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
And the music which uncannily mirrored their weary resolution, and which was one of the main reasons I would watch Treasure of the Sierra Madre over and over again through the next four decades, was by Max Steiner.
Actually some of these tunes are no more than motifs, yet the impression they leave on the watcher's psyche is no less potent for their brevity.
It is fascinating to contemplate that Max Steiner's The Treasure of the Sierra Madre received, at the time of the film's release and in critical retrospectives since, more criticism than perhaps any other of the composer's scores.
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 DVD Review - The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In their effort to release some of the most acclaimed classic movies from their film vaults, Warner home Video is constantly going to great lengths to restore these films to their original glory and present them as 2-disc Special Editions.
"The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre" tells the story of two burned-out Americans in Mexico, Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) and Curtin (Tim Holt), trying to make a living as day laborers — though with little success as they are constantly cheated out of their pay.
The DVD is rounded out by a 1949 radio play version of "The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre," also starring Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston.
www.dvdreview.com /fullreviews/the_treasure_of_the_sierra_madre.shtml   (807 words)

  
 :: rogerebert.com :: Great Movies :: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (xhtml)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
"The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948) is a story in the Joseph Conrad tradition, using adventure not as an end in itself but as a test of its characters.
In "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre," he plays a character who diminishes steadily as the story moves along, finally disappearing into himself and his delusions.
I've seen "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" many times, but watching it again today on a new DVD, I found myself gripped as always by Bogart's closing scenes.
rogerebert.suntimes.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20031012/REVIEWS08/310120301/1023   (1378 words)

  
 The DVD Journal | Quick Reviews: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: Special Edition
The critical firmament is in near total agreement on John Huston's paean to the destructive power of greed; ergo, it is precisely in the face of such allegedly inarguable greatness that the determinedly independent thinker often expects to find a wild, streaking emperor.
While critical enthusiasm has not dimmed in the decades since the film's release, there's still a sense that Sierra Madre is beloved more by the buffs than the casual fan.
This is likely attributable to the quick deterioration of its ostensible protagonist, Fred C. Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart), a descent made all the more jarring by the intensity of Bogart's fearless performance, the uniqueness of which is the real reason the film sticks in memory.
www.dvdjournal.com /quickreviews/t/treasuresierramadre.q.shtml   (351 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Two-Disc Special Edition): DVD: Humphrey Bogart,Walter Huston,Tim ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
THE TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE is rightfully considered one of the greatest American films, and is also yet another in a string of first-rate collaborations between John Huston and Humphrey Bogart.
When John Huston went down to Mexico to film THE TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE, he attempted to arrange a meeting with B. Traven, but was informed that he was to meet with Traven's representative Hal Croves instead.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is a classic film starring one of the brightest stars of the era, Humphrey Bogart.
www.amazon.com /Treasure-Sierra-Madre-Two-Disc-Special/dp/B00003CXD5   (2537 words)

  
 87.02.03: “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: An American Grail”
Traven’s characters in “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” in their search for gold were consciously and unconsciously looking to open these very gates.
Not until 1936, with the publishing of “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” in English was Traven able to find some measure of success with the United States audience.
To understand the nature of the quest as it is developed in “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre”.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1987/2/87.02.03.x.html   (4498 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Treasure of the Sierra Madre: DVD: Alfonso Bedoya,Bruce Bennett,Robert Blake,Humphrey Bogart,Roberto ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is a classic movie that has to be watched by movie fans.
THE TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE is rightfully considered one of the greatest American films, and is also yet another in a string of first-rate collaborations between John Huston and Humphrey Bogart.
When John Huston went down to Mexico to film THE TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE, he attempted to arrange a meeting with B. Traven, but was informed that he was to meet with Traven's representative Hal Croves instead.
www.amazon.ca /Treasure-Sierra-Madre-Alfonso-Bedoya/dp/B00003CXD5   (2324 words)

  
 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The film was based on, and is quite faithful to, the novel of the same name (1927 in German, 1935 in English) by the enigmatic, anarchist-leaning German-English bilingual author B.
This is the context in which the three gringos band together in a small Mexican town and set out to strike it rich in the remote Sierra Madre mountains.
Once out in the desert, Howard, the old-timer of the group, quickly proves to be by far the toughest and most knowledgeable; he is the one to discover the gold they are seeking.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Treasure_of_the_Sierra_Madre   (965 words)

  
 Videodetective.com - TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE TRAILER PAGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
As the gold is mined and measured, Dobbs grows increasingly paranoid and distrustful, and the men gradually turn against each other on the way toward a bitterly ironic conclusion.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is a superior morality play and one of the best movie treatments of the corrosiveness of greed.
Huston keeps a typically light and entertaining touch despite the strong theme, for which he won Oscars for both Director and Screenplay, as well as a supporting award for his father Walter, making Walter, John, and Anjelica Huston the only three generations of one family all to win Oscars.
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 STEINER: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, MP3 Album Music Download at eMusic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (restored J. Morgan): Bandits - Outnumbered - Federales
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (restored J. Morgan): Funeral Chant
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (restored J. Morgan): The Ruins
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 The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) is a classic tale of the elusive search for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains by a trio of ill-matched prospectors that meet in Tampico, Mexico.
Huston often directed films with the theme of a disparate group on a quest/search for wealth, e.g., The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Asphalt Jungle (1950), Beat the Devil (1953), The Kremlin Letter (1970), and The Man Who Would Be King (1975).
At the landing, Dobbs recognizes one of the work gang, a motley, haggard crew of drifters and soldiers of fortune, as the man with whom he had a conversation on the bench during the morning.
www.filmsite.org /trea.html   (2789 words)

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