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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner – Tony Richardson (1962)

“The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is a 1962 British coming-of-age film. The screenplay adaptation was written by Alan Sillitoe from Sillitoe’s short story of the same name. The film was directed by Tony Richardson, one of the new … Continue reading

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The Diary Of A Chambermaid – Luis Buñuel (1964)

“A few years back, I dived into the French produced films of Luis Buñuel. My eyes were bombarded with images and ideas, so condensed and constant as to feel exhausted and exhilarated after each film. Even films that seemed at … Continue reading

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Red Army Faction

“The Red Army Faction also known as the Baader–Meinhof Group or Baader–Meinhof Gang, was a West German far-left militant organization founded in 1970. Key early figures included Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, Horst Mahler and Ulrike Meinhof, among others. Ulrike Meinhof … Continue reading

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Dag Hammarskjöld: 1961 Ndola United Nations DC-6 crash

“The Ndola United Nations DC-6 crash occurred on 18 September 1961 in Northern Rhodesia. The crash resulted in the deaths of all people onboard including Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, and 15 others. Hammarskjöld had been … Continue reading

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Cool Hand Luke – Stuart Rosenberg (1967)

“Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American prison drama film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, starring Paul Newman and featuring George Kennedy in an Oscar-winning performance. Newman stars in the title role as Luke, a prisoner in a Florida prison camp … Continue reading

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Fahrenheit 451 – François Truffaut (1966)

“Fahrenheit 451 is a 1966 British dystopian drama film directed by François Truffaut and starring Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, and Cyril Cusack. Based on the 1953 novel of the same name by Ray Bradbury, the film takes place in a … Continue reading

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Jefferson Airplane Plays on a New York Rooftop; Jean-Luc Godard Captures It (1968)

“Just when you think you’ve seen everything Jean-Luc Godard has ever shot, something like this surfaces. If you’re only now considering tucking into the feast that is Godard’s filmography, don’t let his abundance of uncollected odds, ends, clips, and shorts … Continue reading

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