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Film #591: Alice's Restaurant (1969)

Both during the Best Picture stage of this blog and more recently this Best Director stand has given me the chance to view certain movies that provide a real snapshot of the time they were made. 915 more words

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Film #590: Women in Love (1970)

We’re at the end of another decade now as the 1970s come to an end with another British director and another film starring Glenda Jackson. In fact Ken Russell’s Women in Love was the film that really put Jackson on the map as the studio initially didn’t want to cast her in the movie due to her being an unknown quantity at the time. 878 more words

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Film #589: Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)

Just like Joseph L Makiewicz, John Schlesinger is a director whose films have previously been covered on the blog as his work has garnered a couple of Best Picture nominations. 1,004 more words

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Film #588: 5 Fingers (1952)

As I mentioned in my last post, Joseph L Mankiewicz really came to prominence in the late 1940s before arguably peaking with the classic All About Eve which netted him his second consecutive Best Director Oscar. 939 more words

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Film #587: Sleuth (1972)

Joseph L. Mankiewicz is a director whose relationship with Oscar goes all the way back to 1931 as he co-wrote the screenplay for Best Picture nominee Skippy. 964 more words

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Film #586: A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

After several quite lightweight releases it’s great to head back to the English-speaking world with a bang in the form of the John Cassavetes’ relationship drama A Woman Under the Influence. 895 more words

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Film #585: Never on Sunday (1960)

We end our globe-trotting cinematic odyssey now with a film that I would compare to Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris in terms of its amount of foreign language. 821 more words

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