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The past is never dead. It’s not even past. – William Faulkner

There’s been a controversy raging in the press this awards season about a number of films based on “true” stories. 203 more words

Budd & Leni

Bruce Handy | Tin House | March 2013 | 26 minutes (6,452 words)

They were fleeting and unlikely collaborators, for lack of a better word. He was a son of Jewish Hollywood royalty, she a Nazi fellow traveler and propagandist, though they had a few things in common, too: both were talented filmmakers, both produced enduring work, and both would spend the second halves of their lives explaining or denying past moral compromises. 6,789 more words


"Triumph of the Will" #12

Leni Riefenstahl’s notorious propaganda film lends itself extremely well to the medium of projection.