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Birdman of Alcatraz – John Frankenheimer (1962)

“Birdman of Alcatraz is a 1962 American biographical drama film starring Burt Lancaster and directed by John Frankenheimer. It is a largely fictionalized version of the life of Robert Stroud, a federal prison inmate known as the ‘Birdman of Alcatraz’ … Continue reading

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Topaz – Alfred Hitchcock (1969)

“Topaz is a 1969 American espionage thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Based on the 1967 Cold War novel Topaz by Leon Uris, the film is about a French intelligence agent who becomes entangled in the Cold War politics of … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – Mike Nichols (1966)

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a 1966 American black comedy–drama film directed by Mike Nichols. The screenplay by Ernest Lehman is an adaptation of the play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee. The film stars Elizabeth Taylor … Continue reading

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Deserved Second Act for Paul Newman’s Sometimes a Great Notion – J. Hoberman

“One great thing about Paris: New prints of old movies from the ’70s, ’60s, and even the ’50s get extended runs in large theaters, apropos of nothing. A nice thing about New York: It sometimes happens here, too, as with … Continue reading

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Before the Revolution – Bernardo Bertolucci (1964)

“Before the Revolution (Italian: Prima della rivoluzione) is a 1964 Italian romantic drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. It stars Adriana Asti and Francesco Barilli and is centred on ‘political and romantic uncertainty among the youth of Parma’. The film, strongly … Continue reading

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The Gospel According to Matthew – Pier Paolo Pasolini (1964)

“The Gospel According to Matthew (Italian: Il vangelo secondo Matteo) is a 1964 Italian biographical drama film directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. It is a cinematic rendition of the story of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Saint Matthew, … Continue reading

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Howard Zinn

“Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010) was an American historian, playwright, and social activist. He was chair of the history and social sciences department at Spelman College, and a political science professor at Boston University. Zinn wrote over … Continue reading

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