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Celebrating the Disreputable: An interview with Charles Taylor about his new book Opening Wednesday at a Theater or Drive-in Near You: The Shadow Cinema of the American ’70s

Charles Taylor’s new book Opening Wednesday at a Theater Or Drive-In Near You: The Shadow Cinema of the American ’70s was an intense pleasure to read. He discusses 15 films from the 1970s, films that were not made as prestige … Continue reading

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20 most surprising female performances (Part 2)

Here is Part 1 of the series, great conversation going on in the comments. Join in! HEDY LAMARR, Comrade X Hedy Lamarr, is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful women in the history of cinema. Cameramen fell all … Continue reading

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Barfly (1987): Gestures Make the Man

In Barfly, Mickey Rourke, as Henry, gives one of his best performances. It stands alone. It is a symphony of movement and gesture, of humor and pathos … and I remember at the time his performance being criticized as “over-the-top”. … Continue reading

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“I can’t stand people. I hate them. Do you hate them?” “No. But I seem to feel better when they’re not around.”

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Movie Poster: Chinatown

If I had to choose, but please don’t make me, this would be my favorite movie poster of all time.

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Fall 1995: Acting Notebook

Going through all these old notebooks – I came across the notebooks I kept during grad school. At first they start out all work, no play … which is interesting in and of itself – but the notebooks I kept … Continue reading

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Sidney Lumet: On the Camera Work in Network

Lumet does not make a splashy use of style. He likes the camera to be “invisible” and yet most definitely THERE. Excerpt from Sidney Lumet’s Making Movies: Sidney Lumet: Network. Owen Roizman, photographer. The movie was about corruption. So we … Continue reading

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Sidney Lumet: On William Holden in Network

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Sidney Lumet: Faye Dunaway in Network

Excerpt from Making Movies: Sidney Lumet: When we did Network, Paddy Chayefksy knew what he wanted. After all the difficulties in getting the picture OK’d, I knew he was in no mood for any rewrites demanded by stars. I’d heard, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on William Holden

William Holden, over his long career, racked up an astounding body of work. He is one of our greatest actors. Sunset Boulevard, Stalag 17 (later to be made into a TV series called Hogan’s Heroes), Picnic, he played Joe Bonaparte … Continue reading

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