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    In remembrance of things past / in memoriam Peter von Bagh

    The late director and cinephile Peter von Bagh was a cultural institution in his native Finland but his work remains unjustly neglected abroad, says Olaf Möller.

    Olaf Möller
    Wednesday 24 September 2014

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    How to write a film on a piano: Norman McLaren’s visual music

    By physically carving soundtracks onto celluloid, Norman McLaren – who would have turned 100 last April – anticipated digital music. By Crystal Chan.

    Crystal Chan
    Tuesday 16 September 2014

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  • Hans Hillmann: four directors pay tribute to the film poster designer

    Edgar Reitz, Chrisoph Hochhäusler, Volker Schlöndorff and Peter Strickland talk to Isabel Stevens about German graphic designer Hans Hillman’s daring and radical film posters.

    Isabel Stevens
    Monday 15 September 2014

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    Poetry in motion

    In 1963, as the auteurists were claiming ascendancy in the UK, critic Raymond Durgnat was swimming against the tide, helping transform film culture with his far-sighted advocacy of films such as Peeping Tom and Black Sunday. By Henry K. Miller.

    Henry K Miller
    Wednesday 3 September 2014

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    Left-handed cinema

    Can even small, apparently insignificant, details – such as whether a character is left-handed – affect how we read a film? By David Thomson.

    David Thomson
    Wednesday 13 August 2014

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    From the S&S archives: Notes on The Big Sleep, 30 years after

    James Monaco weighs the merits of this “fullest, richest and most resonant” private eye movie, and places it at the “nodal point in the tide that was Hollywood”.

    James Monaco
    Wednesday 13 August 2014

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    Lost and found: Across the Bridge

    A model of adaptation, Across the Bridge cleverly expands Graham Greene’s original short story, says the screenwriter Paul Mayersberg.

    Paul Mayersberg
    Wednesday 6 August 2014

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  • The cinema of the Palestinian revolution

    Celluloid Liberation Front reflects on a recent programme of international film art from the era of Palestinian armed resistance.

    Celluloid Liberation Front
    Sunday 22 June 2014

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  • The stallion and the mick

    How The Black Stallion rode the late Mickey Rooney all the way to the finishing line. By Peter Tonguette.

    Peter Tonguette
    Friday 20 June 2014

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  • Cinemadoosti: film folklore in Iran

    Ehsan Khoshbakht on how the rites of cinema have been reinvented in Iran under the sign of repression.

    Ehsan Khoshbakht
    Wednesday 18 June 2014

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