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Judgment at Nuremberg

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I don’t really get why trying Nazi war crimes can fill a whole three hour courtroom drama, but the reason I don’t is probably why it needs that much time. 440 more words



Quick Cut

For about five hours of punishing, fire-and-brimstone religious satire, watch Richard Brooks’ 1961 adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’ novel Elmer Gantry, starring Burt Lancaster in the title role, and then follow it up with Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2012 sort of-Scientology postwar carnival attraction, … 1,849 more words


The Swimmer (1968) Frank Perry

The Swimmer (1968)
Directed by Frank Perry, Sydney Pollack (uncredited)
Produced by Roger Lewis, Frank Perry
Cinematography by David L. Quaid
Edited by Sidney Katz, Carl Lerner, Pat Somerset… 623 more words


Vera Cruz

The 1960’s have often been identified as the decade that did in the western genre. Too many TV shows, shifting styles and tones, and a general cynicism in the viewing audience turned old-fashioned westerns into violent, nasty and bloody stories. 755 more words

[VIDEO] Commentary: Director John Landis on 'The Sweet Smell of Success'

Clifford Odets and Ernest Lehman’s corrosive look at Power in America as typified by an unscrupulous and possibly insane Broadway columnist modeled on Ed Sullivan and Walter Winchell. 9 more words

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