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  • From the Magazine

    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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  • Gallery: the landscape art of The Wind Rises

    Images from Miyazaki Hayao’s final film, illustrating the changing landscape of Japan in the 1920s and 30s – a time marked by poverty, natural disasters and the country’s traumatic transition to modernity.


    Monday 19 May 2014

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  • Archived-in-skip: Peter Sellers’ Bestsellers trio

    Thirza Wakefield seizes a rare encounter with three Peter Sellers B shorts: the rare Cold Comfort and nearly lost Insomnia is Good for You and Dearth of a Salesman.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Saturday 17 May 2014

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  • From the Magazine

    The owl’s legacy: in memory of Chris Marker

    Chris Marker was so much more than just a ‘documentary filmmaker’. He was photographer, essayist, activist, cartoonist, interactive pioneer – and mentor. Catherine Lupton, Agnès Varda, Thom Anderson, Chris Petit and more pay tribute.

    Catherine Lupton, Thom Andersen, Chris Petit, Jem Cohen, John Gianvito, Patrick Keiller, Sarah Turner, Kodwo Eshun, José Luis Guerín, Agnès Varda
    Friday 9 May 2014

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  • From the Magazine

    Pre-Code: Hollywood before the censors

    In a brief window between 1930 and 1934, Hollywood studios were able to portray America with previously unseen realism. Mike Mashon explores the campaign for moral oversight, while James Bell examines filmmakers’ depiction of taboo subjects from adultery and poverty to crime.

    Mike Mashon, James Bell
    Wednesday 30 April 2014

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  • Seances with the 1980s: post-punk British artists’ revels

    Charlie Fox ventures through the experimental catacombs, finding a corner that is forever Jarmanesque.

    Charlie Fox
    Tuesday 15 April 2014

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