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Oeuvre: Welles: Filming Othello

Oeuvre: Welles: Filming Othello

Alex Peterson October 30, 2014 0

Orson Welles was a genius. The legend that surrounds him – his early success, his seemingly a priori knowledge of how to use film form to tell incisive, dazzling stories, his talent for cinematic

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Holy Hell! Speed Turns 20

Holy Hell! Speed Turns 20

Pat Padua October 29, 2014 0

On June 17, 1994, television news cameras were fixated on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles. Live broadcasts that evening showed the LAPD chasing a white Ford Bronco. The image of O.J. Simpson on

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Rediscover: Master of the House

Rediscover: Master of the House

David Harris October 27, 2014 0

Master of the House (1925) may not be one of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s best known works, lacking the emotional heft of The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) or the resounding terror of Day

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What to Watch: Week of October 27th

What to Watch: Week of October 27th

Spectrum Culture Staff October 26, 2014 0

Monday: Cocksucker Blues What: For anyone ever possessed by the lingering notion that rock star depravity must get old after a while, Cocksucker Blues depicts the Rolling Stones’ tour circuit circus as an exhausting

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Oeuvre: Welles: F For Fake

Oeuvre: Welles: F For Fake

Forrest Cardamenis October 23, 2014 0

F For Fake, a film that sometimes plays like a documentary about an art-forger, Elmyr de Hory, who creates original works and signs them as Matisse or Modigliani, has only one credited director—Orson Welles.

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Rediscover: The Stranger

Rediscover: The Stranger

David Harris October 20, 2014 0

Satyajit Ray’s first film, Pather Panchali (1955), takes place in a Bengali village, but his nearly 40-year directorial career often took place in more urban settings. Near the end of his final film, The

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What to Watch: Week of October 20th

What to Watch: Week of October 20th

Spectrum Culture Staff October 19, 2014 0

Monday: Les Miserables What: The hugely successful, punishingly crappy 2012 film adaptation of the Broadway super hit, the latest iteration of Les Mis draws out the play’s worst qualities, feeling undeniably huge and entirely

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Oeuvre: Welles: The Immortal Story

Oeuvre: Welles: The Immortal Story

Alex Peterson October 16, 2014 0

The immortal story of The Immortal Story concerns an archetypal sailor approached by an archetypal wealthy old man who offers him money to spend one night with an archetypal beautiful woman the old man

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Holy Hell! Chungking Express Turns 20

Holy Hell! Chungking Express Turns 20

Katherine Springer October 15, 2014 0

My older brother deserves all the credit for introducing me to Asian cinema. Sure, I had seen some random kung fu movies, but I had never been exposed to contemporary Asian cinema before. And

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Rediscover: An Enemy of the People

Rediscover: An Enemy of the People

David Harris October 13, 2014 0

Now is as good a time as ever to revisit Satyajit Ray’s An Enemy of the People (1989), the director’s penultimate film. With both ebola and enterovirus D68 dominating the news cycle, public health

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