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The Last Picture Show – Peter Bogdanovich (1971)

The Last Picture Show (1971) is an evocative and bittersweet slice-of-life ‘picture show’ from young newcomer, 31 year-old director Peter Bogdanovich, formerly a stage actor and film writer/critic. The screenplay was based on the novel of the same name by … Continue reading

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Repulsion- Roman Polanski (1965)

“Repulsion is a 1965 British psychological horror film directed by Roman Polanski and based on a story by Polanski and Gérard Brach, who wrote the screenplay with David Stone. It stars Catherine Deneuve as a young, withdrawn woman who finds … Continue reading

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Army of Shadows – Jean-Pierre Melville (1969)

“Army of Shadows (French: L’armée des ombres) is a 1969 French drama–suspense film written and directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. It is a film adaptation of Joseph Kessel‘s 1943 book of the same name, which blends Kessel’s own experiences as a … Continue reading

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Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey

“As it approaches its 52nd birthday, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ remains one of the most inventive and enduring of all movies. But from the vantage point of 2020, it can be difficult to appreciate the sheer breadth of imagination involved … Continue reading

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Hollywood and Vietnam

“In writing to President Johnson in December 1965 about his intention to make a film about the Green Berets, John Wayne explained that it was ‘extremely important that not only the people of the United States but those all over … Continue reading

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In Cold Blood – Richard Brooks (1967)

“‘In Cold Blood’ is an eerie case. Not a movie. A case. The film itself, which is fantastically powerful despite its flaws, is the last episode in a chain which began eight years ago when the Herbert Clutter family was … Continue reading

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Yellow Submarine – The Beatles (1968)

“Yellow Submarine (also known as The Beatles: Yellow Submarine) is a 1968 British animated film inspired by the music of the Beatles, directed by animation producer George Dunning, and produced by United Artists and King Features Syndicate. Initial press reports … Continue reading

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