Category Archives: Movie

Eric Rohmer – Six Moral Tales (1963-1972)

“At’s a mistake to privilege any one of Eric Rohmer’s ‘Six Moral Tales’ over another, though the temptation exists and is easily indulged, especially if one takes the disparate, yet complementary, viewpoints of this inimitable set of films as entirely … Continue reading

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Dont Look Back – D. A. Pennebaker (1965)

“‘D.A. Pennebaker is the grandaddy of the documentary – he didn’t buy his camera, he built it,’ explains Joseph Baldassare, curator of a new exhibition about Pennebaker’s film Don’t Look Back. It famously chronicled Bob Dylan’s pivotal 1965 tour of … Continue reading

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The Quiller Memorandum – Michael Anderson (1966)

“The Quiller Memorandum is a 1966 British neo noir eurospy film filmed in Deluxe Color and Panavision, adapted from the 1965 spy novel The Berlin Memorandum, by Elleston Trevor under the name ‘Adam Hall’, screenplay by Harold Pinter, directed by … Continue reading

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Herbert Danska – Right On! (1971)

Vincent Canby – April 9, 1971: “… Most poets are preferably read alone, in decent tranquility. Some can be tolerated on the platforms of the Y.M.H.A.’s of the world —word celebrities greeting their fans. Usually, however, they are good gray … Continue reading

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They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? – Sydney Pollack (1969)

“They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? is a 1969 American neo noir drama film directed by Sydney Pollack, starring Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Red Buttons, Bruce Dern, Bonnie Bedelia and Gig Young. The screenplay, adapted from Horace McCoy‘s 1935 … Continue reading

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From Hanoi to Hollywood: The Vietnam War in American Film (1990)

Viet Nam Generation Journal & Newsletter – V4, N1-2 “In the last fifteen years hundreds of books have been published on the Viet Nam War. They range from memoirs, to novels, to comic books. There is, however, one area where … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Westerns – Be Kind, Rewind: Lessons From The Cross Pollination Of The 1960s And 1970s

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) “… And until new films are back in cinemas, we’ve no choice but to watch old ones. In my meandering through decades gone by, I find myself longing for a time when … Continue reading

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Reflections in a Golden Eye – John Huston (1967)

“Reflections in a Golden Eye is a 1967 American drama film directed by John Huston based on the 1941 novel of the same name by Carson McCullers. It deals with elements of repressed sexuality, both homosexual and heterosexual, as well … Continue reading

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The Outsiders – S. E. Hinton (1967)

“The Outsiders is a coming-of-age novel by S. E. Hinton, first published in 1967 by Viking Press. Hinton was 15 when she started writing the novel but did most of the work when she was 16 and a junior in … Continue reading

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Petulia – Richard Lester (1968)

“Warner Home Video released an appealing collection of comedies from the 1960’s and early 70’s a few weeks ago. It includes period pieces like Tony Richardson’s once-outrageous satire on life and death in Southern California, ‘The Loved One’; the proto-hippie … Continue reading

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