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Czech New Wave

Czech New Wave directors including Vera Chytilova (center), Milos Forman (second from right), Evald Schorm (to his left), and Jiri Menzel (far right). “The Czechoslovak New Wave was a movement in cinema beginning in 1963 and lasting until the end … Continue reading

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The Deadly Affair – Sidney Lumet (1966)

“The Deadly Affair is a 1966 British espionage–thriller film, based on John le Carré‘s first novel Call for the Dead. The film stars James Mason, Harry Andrews, Simone Signoret and Maximilian Schell and was directed by Sidney Lumet from a … Continue reading

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The Comedians – Graham Greene (1966)

“The Comedians (1966) is a novel by Graham Greene. Set in Haiti under the rule of François ‘Papa Doc’ Duvalier and his secret police, the Tonton Macoute, the novel explores the political suppression and terrorism through the figure of an … Continue reading

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Breathless – Jean-Luc Godard (1960)

“Breathless (French: À bout de souffle; ‘out of breath’) is a 1960 French film written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard in his feature directorial debut about a wandering criminal (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and his American girlfriend (Jean Seberg). It was Godard’s … Continue reading

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Hippie exploitation films

The Trip (1967) “Hippie exploitation films are 1960s exploitation films about the hippie counterculture with stereotypical situations associated with the movement such as marijuana and LSD use, sex and wild psychedelic parties. From almost the beginning, Hollywood also got in … Continue reading

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Stan Brakhage – Mothlight (1963)

“Stan Brakhage’s Mothlight is an experimental testament to the broad interpretation of’ ‘anything’ in Holis Frampton’s quote, ‘It seems that a film is anything that may be put in a projector that will modulate the emerging beam of light.’ For … Continue reading

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Five Easy Pieces – Bob Rafelson (1970)

“Five Easy Pieces is a 1970 American drama film written by Carole Eastman (as Adrien Joyce) and Bob Rafelson, and directed by Rafelson. The film stars Jack Nicholson, with Karen Black, Susan Anspach, Ralph Waite, and Sally Struthers in supporting … Continue reading

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