Category Archives: Movie

The Panic in Needle Park – Jerry Schatzberg (1971)

“The Panic in Needle Park is a 1971 American romantic drama film directed by Jerry Schatzberg and starring Al Pacino and Kitty Winn. The screenplay was written by Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne, adapted from the 1966 novel by … Continue reading

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I Called Him Morgan – Kasper Collin (2016)

“I Called Him Morgan is a 2016 Swedish produced documentary film written and directed by Kasper Collin which gives an account of the life of and relation between jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan and his common-law wife Helen Morgan, later responsible … Continue reading

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Fellini Satyricon- Federico Fellini (1969)

“Fellini Satyricon, or simply Satyricon, is a 1969 Italian fantasy drama film written and directed by Federico Fellini and loosely based on Petronius‘s work Satyricon, written during the reign of Emperor Nero and set in imperial Rome. The film is … Continue reading

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Attica Prison riot

Inmates at Attica shouted their demands during a negotiating session with state corrections officials in September 1971. “The Attica Prison Rebellion, also known as the Attica Prison Massacre, Attica Uprising or Attica Prison Riot, was the bloodiest prison riot in … Continue reading

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RIP Jean-Paul Belmondo: The Actor Who Went from the French New Wave to Action Superstardom

Mr. Belmondo in “Breathless.” His on-screen mannerisms became global signposts of rebellion. “For quite a stretch, the late Jean-Paul Belmondo was France’s biggest movie star. He also, in what now looks like the greater achievement, stubbornly remained the most French … Continue reading

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Point Blank – John Boorman (1967)

“Point Blank is a 1967 American crime film directed by John Boorman, starring Lee Marvin, co-starring Angie Dickinson, Keenan Wynn and Carroll O’Connor, and adapted from the 1963 crime noir pulp novel The Hunter by Donald E. Westlake, writing as … Continue reading

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George Maciunas – Fluxus

“George Maciunas (November 8, 1931 – May 9, 1978) was a Lithuanian American artist, born in Kaunas. A founding member and the central coordinator of Fluxus, an international community of artists, architects, composers, and designers, he is most famous for … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Freedom: The New Wave, Jazz and Modernism

Jeanne Moreau and Miles Davis “In the late 1950s and early 1960s, cinema and jazz were at the forefront of an artistic revolution – one of improvisation, immediacy and invention. Both were born around the turn of the century, came … Continue reading

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A View From the Bridge – Directed by Sidney Lumet, Play by Arthur Miller (1962)

“A View from the Bridge (French: Vu du pont, Italian: Uno sguardo dal ponte) is a 1962 drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, based on the Arthur Miller play of the same name. The film was an international co-production between … Continue reading

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Paradise Now: The Living Theatre in Amerika, ’67-’68

“In 1968 The Living Theatre, an anarcho-communalist troupe led by Julian Beck and Judith Malina, returned to America from years of self-imposed exile in Europe with what would become their best-known production: ‘Paradise Now,’ a post-Artaud play that sought to … Continue reading

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