DVD Title: "Here's Looking At You, Warner Bros."

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Title Here's Looking At You, Warner Bros.
Description The History of the Warner Bros. Studios

The movie magic behind the world's most famous shield.

In 1904, the four Warner brothers saw the future: pictures that moved! So after pawning their father's watch and selling Bob the family horse, they bought a projector and went into business. A move empire was then born.

This marvelous feature-length chronicle of a century of moviemaking showcases modern and classic Warner Bros. favorites; rare bloopers, screen tests and behind-the-scenes footage; and glimpses of Hollywood at work and play. Just like Casablanca's piano man Sam, you'll play it... again and again.
Choice moments from all-time Warner Bros. greats include:
CasablancaThe Adventures of Robin HoodThe Maltese Falcon
Yankee Doodle Dandy42nd StreetJezebelTo Have and Have Not
The Treasure of the Sierra MadreA Streetcar Named Desire
Rebel Without a CauseThe SearchersThe Music ManWoodstock
The ExorcistSupermanLethal WeaponGoodfellasBonnie and Clyde
Dirty HarryArthurDriving Miss DaisyBatman
The Warner brothers — Harry, Jack, Sam and Albert — In the mid-1920s.
ISBN / Bar Code number 0-0000-0000-0 / 0 85392 86052 4
Video Format 1.33:1 (4:3) / Full screen
Audio Format DOLBY Digital English Stereo
Disc Count One (1)
Language(s) English
Genre Documentary
Subtitles English, Français
Rated Not Rated
Region Region 1 - NTSC
Specification Color and Black & White
DVD Amaray Credits "HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU WARNER BROS." directed, written and produced by ROBERT GUENETTE executive producer DAVID L. WOLPER hosted and narrated by (in order of appearance) CLINT EASTWOOD, BARBARA STREISAND, GOLDIE HAWN, STEVEN SPIELBERG, CHEVY CHASE A ROBERT GUENETTE PRODUCTION in association with THE WOLPER ORGANIZATION
Features [MAIN MENU]: (Play Movie, Scene Selections, Languages), [PLAY MOVIE], [SCENE SELECTIONS]: (1. Opening Montage, 2. Studio Management, 3. Family History, 4. John Barrymore. Rin Tin Tin., 5. Darryl F. Zanuck, 6. Driving Miss Daisy. —PAGE 2— 7. Best Picture Academy Award® Winners, 8. Sound (The Jazz Singer), 9. Ruby Keeler. Busby Berkeley., 10. Edward G. Robinson. Paul Muni., 11. James Cagney, 12. Ones Who Got Away. —PAGE 3— 13. Olivia DeHavilland. Errol Flynn., 14. Bette Davis, 15. Looney Tunes Gang, 16. The Davis Standard, 17. Humphrey Bogart, 18. Casablanca. —PAGE 4— 19. Michael Curtiz, 20. A Patriotic Bent, 21. Knute Rockne - All-American, 22. Bloopers, 23. Lauren Bacall, 24. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. —PAGE 5— 25. Location Filming, 26. Marlon Brando and Streetcar, 27. James Dean, 28. Natalie Wood. Robert Redford., 29. Warren Beatty. Paul Newman., 30. Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolfe?. —PAGE 6— 31. A Star Is Born (1954), 32. Musicals, 33. Changing Hands, 34. Early '70s, 35. Stanley Kubrick. Jack Nicholson., 36. Movies Around The World. —PAGE 7— 37. Barbara Streisand, 38. Jane Fonda. Goldie Hawn., 39. Comedy In The '80s, 40. Heroes In The '80s. —PAGE 8— 41. Martin Scorsese, 42. Clint Eastwood, 43. Rededication: Closing Montage, 44. End Credits), [LANGUAGES]: (Spoken Languages - English, Subtitles - English, Franç, Off)
Production Robert Guenette Productions in association with The Wolper Organization
Company Warner Brothers Studios/Pictures
Product Number 28605
Closed Captioning --
DVD Release 2003 (????)
Run Time 108 mins.

1.) Main Menu - 01:00, Scene Selections - 00:04, Chapter Menu Page 2 - 00:15, Chapter Menu Page 3 - 00:15, Chapter Menu Page 4 - 00:15, Chapter Menu Page 5 - 00:15, Feature - 27:08. 2.) Hoover Dam - 08:05, Grand Canyon National Park - 5:02, Valley of Fire State Park - 3:02, Red Rock Canyon National conservation area - 1:31, Air Tour (Vegas) - 7:59. Total Blu-Ray time: 0:55:49

Total time: 2:29:21
Copyright NOT AUTHORIZED FOR SALE OR RENTAL OUTSIDE THE USA AND CANADA: This copyrighted product has been manufactured and distributed by Warner Home Video Inc., a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and is authorized for sale or rental for private home use in the USA and Canada ONLY. The sale or rental of this product outside of the USA and Canada has NOT been authorized by Warner Home Video Inc., and is in direct violation of its written terms of trade. Federal law provides severe civil and criminal penalties for the unauthorized distribution, reproduction or exhibition of copyrighted motion pictures, videotapes or videodiscs.

"Academy Award" is the registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Batman and Superman™ & © DC Comics. LOONEY TUNES, characters, names, likenesses and all related indicia are trademarks of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. © 2003. Program Content © 2003 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Distributed by Warner Home Video Inc., 4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, CA 91522. All rights reserved. "Dolby" and the symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
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Other The net proceeds of Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. are being donated to the Motion Picture and Television Fund.

STANDARD VERSION PRESENTED IN A FORMAT PRESERVING THE ASPECT RATIO OF ITS ORIGINAL TELEVISION EXHIBITION.

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DVD Review (Posted on 06-21-2018)

Warner Bros. studio lot back then and now.

In case you were occupied with the results of The 2018 NBA Finals Championship between the Cleveland Cavaliers versus the Golden State Warriors, let alone The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, after months of dispute, AT&T secures their purchase of Time Warner for $85 billion, which happens to include Warner Bros. Studios. Whether or not you approve of this purchase, more money is coming in which guarantees higher quality movies, better business decisions and well-managed staff members (if only you knew).

Perhaps staff members of AT&T, be it interns or top executives, may receive word of this DVD review because it is our obligation to make this a perfect supplement to learn about WB and its history. In other words, get to know the businesses you purchased before you make valid decisions in "house cleaning" when making room for your own workers.Here's Looking At You, Warner Bros. DVD menu.

What may seem like another documentary perfectly fit for public television, the feature presentation provides a lot of content and history enough to get the viewer(s) to learn and take in what made WB where it is today. Started by four brothers—Abe, Jack, Harry and Sam—whose parents immigrated from Poland. After seeing a few talkies at theaters, one of the brothers decided they could create something more exciting and thrilling, thus making movies their ultimate life/business goal. First movie that became a hit: My First Four Years In Germany. Opening their first studio at Sunset Boulevard, WB was ready to take on the bigger studios, namely Paramount and MGM. Needing big stars to represent and act out in their new films, one of them was Rin Tin Tin—a German Shepard that became a huge hit acting out in The Lighthouse By The Sea. After a handful of hires to help write and produce WB's films, the studio won its first Oscar with their 1937 movie The Life of Emile Zola; Another Oscar won was for the timeless classic Casablanca. As a matter of fact, four of WB's Best Picture awards were given to films that spoke out about intolerance and injustice (looking at the breaking news being reported nowadays, this is your chance to shine, WB!).

After injecting sound into their films, WB was unstoppable. Mega hits such as The Sound of Music and My Fair Lady were Oscar-quality classics that made the studio a household name. By 1930, WB owned 25% of the theaters in America. Their cinematic growth allowed them to nearly purchase MGM, FOX and UA, but went on to buy First National located in Burbank, California. It's been almost 90 years but the building still continues to stand:

Warner Bros. Studios Gate 2 back then and now.
(I took this photo personally in front of Gate 3, across from Gate 2.)

Funny how time flies.

After all the facts mentioned in WB's history, big-time names were talked about who contributed to the studio's franchise. I'm sure you've heard at least one of these folks before: Ruby Keeler, James Cagney, Clark Gable, Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, and also Porky Pig, Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny. A gentlemen named Mel Blanc does the voice of Bugs Bunny and tells viewers how he came up with Bugs' vocal style.

Then comes another line of amazing names that graced WB and their stages: Humphrey Bogart, Ronald Reagan, Lauren Bacall, John Wayne, James Dean, Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor and Doris Day.

Suddenly, the time came: Jack Warner grew tired of moviemaking, causing him to sell Warner Bros. Studios to Seven Arts [Productions]. The last movie Jack made was Camelot. After being bought out, WB sought a decline let alone an empty lot with no current projects in production. However, WB hired a few interns who were students of USC. You likely heard of these gentlemen before: George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese.

Warner Bros. A Kinney National Company logo.

While the decline continued, Seven Arts sold out to Kinney and Steven J. Ross—Kinney National Company. After bringing back the franchise out of the swamp, WB has struck again with big-time classics such as Woodstock, The Exorcist, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining.

Next come the last batch of top names that helped get WB back on track: Jack Nicholson, Barbara Steisand, Jane Fonda, Goldie Hawn, Richard Donner, Tim Burton, Steven Spielberg and Clint Eastwood.

Speaking of which, this feature presentation was narrated and introduced by the top stars themselves: Clint Eastwood, Barbara Streisand, Goldie Hawn, Steven Spielberg, and Chevy Chase. Interspersed are the actual clips of classic films presented and talked about during WB's tenure up to the nineties, since WB is still in business today.

The quality of this video looked like it was digitized from the original VHS source, with the video dot crawl visible on some clips, but the audio is clean and was leveled nicely. There were a couple of parts where I felt the audio peaked higher than normal, but that shouldn't be too loud to scare you.

I can't recommend a better DVD providing a generous, simple history of WB besides this. It doesn't overwhelm the viewer(s) with details and information that may be too technical to understand. It also runs through some of the rare films that were seldom watched and recognized by the modern movie fan, along with the top-grossing titles in which WB has proven its artistic craft of filmmaking. Even though I never lived during those times, I think it's time we demand a call in bringing back the old WB. Time to inject some changes in the offices and production crew to make WB what is used to be back then (despite the quality of the movies today).

If you're an employee, or you know anyone who is an employee of AT&T and are reading this review, not only do I suggest this to get you up to par with the history of Warner Bros. Studios, but take note: Get rid of the rotten apples that has put WB in a rut, and freshen up with new seeds who can contribute and help re-grow the trees of WB (minus the egos, of course). There's a perfectly good reason why you can't "un-burn" a candle back to its original state in hopes to keep the flame burning again.

It's your chance, AT&T. Do it! And take our advice as you'll know what we're getting at after recommending this fantastic DVD. Highly recommended!

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We also highly recommend shopping at their online shop! Find what you want at WBShop.com:
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© 2008-2018 written and reviewed personally by Kris Caballero.

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PHOTOGRAPHY © 1991 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
MENU DESIGN & SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL & 2003
WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
"ACADEMY AWARD®" AND "OSCAR®" ARE THE
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TRADEMARK AND SERVICE MARK OF
THE HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN
PRESS ASSOCIATION.




We gratefully acknowledge the work of all
the writers, producers, directors, composers,
actors and actresses, stunt people and studio personnel
who played a role in the making of the Warner Bros.
motion pictures that have become a part of our lives.








Directed, Written, Produced by
ROBERT GUENETTE

Executive Producer
DAVID L. WOLPER




HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU, WARNER BROS.
was hosted and
narrated by
(in order of appearance)


CLINT EASTWOOD

BARBRA STEISAND

GOLDIE HAWN

STEVEN SPIELBERG

CHEVY CHASE




Associate Producers
JULIAN LUDWIG
BRUCE HEPLER

Editor
PETER WOOD

Film Research
JULIAN LUDWIG
FRANCES GUENETTE

Research
RON NELSON

Additional Music by
ARTIE BUTLER

Production Executive
GILDA EVANS

For the Wolper Organization
AURIEL SANDERSON

Production Associate
ROBERT LEEBURG

Post-Production Coordinator
BRYAN McKENZIE

Documentary Camera
PHILIP HURN
SCOTT KAYE
MARK BENJAMIN

Documentary Sound
JOHN LUSITANA
KEN McLAUGHLIN
STEVE ROBINSON

Documentary Gaffer
MICHAEL EVERETT
HOWARD EX
JOHANN HOLM

Other Documentary Credits

Assistant Camera    Roxanne Hernandez
Grip    Chuck Record
Best Boy    Ramon Bao
Make-Up    Bob Romero
Nancy Schuck
Hair    Andrea Mitsushima

Other Documentary Credits

Associate Director    Gilda Evans
Production Coordinator    Beverly Lewis
Production Assistant    Vincent Annunziato
Interns    David Martin
Heidi Cody

Production Accountant
KAREN VON SCHIMMELMANN

Other Documentary Credits

On-Line Editor    Raymond Bush
Vidcom Post, Inc.
Sound Re-recording    Michael Perricone
Bob Manahan
Interlok
Add'l Music Mixing    Cary Butler
Ultimatte    Bob Kurtesz
Stage    Bexel Corp.

Warner Bros. acknowledges the
cooperation of

THE SCREEN ACTORS GUILD

The net proceeds of

HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU, WARNER BROS.

are being donated to

THE MOTION PICTURE AND
TELEVISION FUND

We also gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of
TURNER ENTERTAINMENT CO.

Academy Awards® footage courtesy
of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences © 1990 A.M.P.A.S.

Addition Film Footage and
Still Photographs provided by


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
American Film Institute
Bettman Archives
CBS
Culver Pictures
Ellen Krass Productions
Em Gee Film Library
Fox Movietone News
Group W Productions
Home Box Office, Inc.
Jack Haley, Jr. Productions
Larry Einhorn Productions
Life Magazine
Lucasfilms, Ltd.
Marc Wanamaker
Mark Massari Productions
The National Archives
Petrified Films, Inc.
Republic Pictures
Rick Spalla Video Productions
Sherman Grinberg Film Library
Shields Archival
UCLA Film and Television Archive
Universal Pictures
Vivian Kubrick
Warner Bros. Archives/
USC School of Cinema-Television
WNET-TV, New York
Wolper Productions
Zoetrope Corporation




© 1991
All Rights Reserved.
Warner Bros.

THIS PICTURE MADE UNDER
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AFFILIATED WITH
A.F.L.-C.I.O.








A
ROBERT GUENETTE
PRODUCTION

in association with

THE
WOLPER
ORGANIZATION