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  • Vera Chytilová, 1929-2014

    Celluloid Liberation Front remembers the “recalcitrant first lady of the Czech New Wave”.

    Celluloid Liberation Front
    Thursday 27 March 2014

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  • High plains visionary: Miklós Jancsó, 1921-2014

    Michael Brooke remembers the unique deep-space and -time cinema of the man Béla Tarr calls Hungary’s greatest director.

    Michael Brooke
    Wednesday 19 March 2014

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  • Harold Ramis, 1944-2014

    Tom Charity remembers the occasional lows and game-changing highs of a merry existentialist.

    Tom Charity
    Friday 7 March 2014

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  • Alain Resnais, 1922-2014

    Married in Scarborough, mocked on Steptoe and Son: the most unpredictable of the French New Wave directors mixed high intellectualism and irreverence, records David Thompson.

    David Thompson
    Monday 3 March 2014

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  • From the Magazine

    Oshima Nagisa, 1932-2013

    The director’s militant refusal to fit in was reflected in his films, which sought to shock his audiences into seeing themselves more clearly.

    Tony Rayns
    Friday 7 February 2014

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  • From the Magazine

    Jesús ‘Jess’ Franco, 1930-2013

    An extraordinary 180-film career took the Spanish director from assisting Orson Welles to churning out horror and pornography, writes Stephen Thrower.

    Stephen Thrower
    Friday 7 February 2014

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  • From the Magazine

    Elías Querejeta, 1934-2013

    The Basque producer helped transform an impoverished film industry in Spain, creating some of its most controversial movies, writes Tom Whittaker.

    Tom Whittaker
    Friday 7 February 2014

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  • From the Magazine

    Juan José Bigas Luna, 1946-2013

    The Spanish director pushed boundaries and helped launch the careers of Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem, writes Paul Julian Smith.

    Paul Julian Smith
    Friday 7 February 2014

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  • From the Magazine

    Donald Richie, 1924-2013

    Donald Richie did more than anyone to introduce Western audiences to the wonders of Japanese cinema and culture, writes Tony Rayns.

    Tony Rayns
    Friday 7 February 2014

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  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967-2014

    Nick James remembers an actor who made us, and the movies, better.

    Nick James
    Wednesday 5 February 2014

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