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Neshoba: The Price of Freedom

“Promoting the awareness of dangerous facts without editorializing becomes an aggressive political act in Neshoba: The Price of Freedom, co-directed by frequent collaborators Micki Dickoff and Tony Pagano. Excavating the onerous past of Philadelphia, Mississippi, the film is less about … Continue reading

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A Thousand Clowns – Herb Gardner (1965)

“A Thousand Clowns is a 1965 film adaptation of a 1962 play by Herb Gardner, directed by Fred Coe. It tells the story of an eccentric comedy writer who is forced to conform to society to retain legal custody of … Continue reading

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The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

“When in 1971 Daniel Ellsberg leaked a secret Pentagon history of U.S. involvement in Vietnam to the press, the shockwaves it set off may have been due nearly as much to the leaker as to the information leaked. While Americans … Continue reading

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Radio Atlantic: How Has America Changed Since 1968?

“As 2018 begins, tensions and tumult in America are high. But before the end of 1968, Conor Friedersdorf reminded us in The Atlantic, ‘Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy would be assassinated; U.S. troops would suffer their deadliest … Continue reading

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The Leopard – Luchino Visconti (1963)

“The Leopard (Italian: Il Gattopardo, ‘The Serval‘; alternative title: Le Guépard) is a 1963 Italian epic period drama film by director Luchino Visconti, based on Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa‘s novel of the same name. Sicily, 1860. The corpse of a … Continue reading

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In Cold Blood – Truman Capote (1966)

“In Cold Blood is a non-fiction novel by American author Truman Capote, first published in 1966; it details the 1959 murders of four members of the Herbert Clutter family in the small farming community of Holcomb, Kansas. When Capote learned … Continue reading

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The Cineaste’s Guide to Watching Movies While Stoned – J. Hoberman

J. Hoberman, ‘71, in glasses, and on the right, receiving a high five from a fellow student. “I’ve heard that the French call one’s late teens and early 20s the ‘age of moviegoing.’ It certainly was mine; it was also, … Continue reading

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