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The Battle of Algiers – Gillo Pontecorvo (1966)

“The Battle of Algiers (Italian: La battaglia di Algeri; Arabic: معركة الجزائر‎‎; French: La Bataille d’Alger) is a 1966 Italian–Algerian historical war film co-written and directed by Gillo Pontecorvo and starring Jean Martin and Saadi Yacef. It is based on … Continue reading

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Dr. Strangelove – Stanley Kubrick (1964)

“Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 political satire black comedy film that satirizes the Cold War fears of a nuclear conflict between the Soviet … Continue reading

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The Misfits – John Huston (1961)

“What a multiple swansong and beautiful accident The Misfits is. Two days after shooting finished on this wayward production in the Nevada desert, Clark Gable suffered a severe heart attack, and died 10 days later, in November 1960. It’s always … Continue reading

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Midnight Cowboy – John Schlesinger (1969)

“Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 American drama film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy. The film was written by Waldo Salt, directed by John Schlesinger, and stars Jon Voight alongside Dustin Hoffman. Notable … Continue reading

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First Kill – Coco Schrijber (2001)

Michael Herr “What is the psychology of war? Do soldiers become murderers when they enjoy killing? Is war beautiful? Are all humans capable of monstrous acts? FIRST KILL examines these and other questions, as it explores what war does to … Continue reading

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The Deer Hunter – Michael Cimino (1978)

“The Deer Hunter is a 1978 American epic war drama film co-written and directed by Michael Cimino about a trio of Russian American steelworkers whose lives are changed forever after they fight in the Vietnam War. The three soldiers are … Continue reading

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8½ – Federico Fellini (1963)

“8½ (Italian title: Otto e mezzo [ˈɔtto e mˈmɛddzo]) is a 1963 semi-autobiographical comedy-drama film directed by Federico Fellini. Co-scripted by Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, and Brunello Rondi, it stars Marcello Mastroianni as Guido Anselmi, a famous Italian film … Continue reading

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