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Leigh Brackett: A Terrific Writer Ahead of Her Time just as She Was Ahead of Her Colleagues

  By Sven Mikulec The name Leigh Brackett, already surely familiar to every true fan of the literary genre of…

2 days ago

‘Walk the Line’: How James Mangold Uncovered the Emotional History of Johnny Cash

  By Koraljka Suton He had to find the range of his own creativity, and learn how to control this…

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Subject to the Requirements of the Service: Peter Weir’s ‘Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World’

  By Tim Pelan Asked by Debbie Lynn Elias of Behind The Lens Online on what compels the director Peter…

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Scorsese On the Ropes: The ‘Kamikaze’ Film-Making of ‘Raging Bull’

  By Tim Pelan Scorsese’s Raging Bull is not your dad's boxing movie. It's certainly not a story of conventional…

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‘They Live’: John Carpenter’s Brilliantly Simple and Hugely Enjoyable Assault on Reagan’s America

  By Sven Mikulec During the 1980s, John Carpenter stumbled upon a comic book based on Ray Nelson’s 1963 short…

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‘Paths of Glory’: Stanley Kubrick’s First Step Towards Cinema Immortality

  By Sven Mikulec There's a picture that will always be good, years from now, the great Kirk Douglas told…

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‘Atlantic City’: Louis Malle’s Nostalgic Juxtaposition of Deterioration and Renewal

  By Koraljka Suton When acclaimed French New Wave director Louis Malle was approached by producer Alexandre Mnouchkine with the…

4 weeks ago

‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’: Steven Spielberg’s Gamble That Paid Off Generously

  By Sven Mikulec Upon making Jaws, the first true blockbuster and a shocking money-maker, Steven Spielberg was under enormous…

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The Greater the Truth, the Greater the Damage: ‘The Insider,’ Michael Mann’s White-Collar Thrill Ride of Corporate Malfeasance

  By Tim Pelan Few filmmakers can take a whistle-blowing dramatization of real life potentially dusty legal shenanigans and news…

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