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Psycho on Halloween

By Jeffrey Irvine

Alfred Hitchcock is a towering figure in the history of cinema and one whose films have been continuously dissected throughout the years. Because of his vaunted status in the world of film, it can be difficult to find new areas in which to discuss the man and his work. 1,486 more words

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Unforgiven and Clint Eastwood's final statement on the Western

What is Violence in Unforgiven?

By Jeffrey Irvine

“That’s right. I’ve killed women and children. I’ve killed just about everything that walks or crawled at one time or another. 1,802 more words

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The Searchers and the Myth of the Western Genre

“The Searchers” Directed by John Ford

Warning: Specific plot points are discussed throughout this analysis.

“The Searchers” is a classical western with elements of the vengeance variation. 387 more words

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My Favorite Movies: "The Shining"

The Shining (1980) 
Director: Stanley Kubrick
144 min/Rated R 
***** (out of 5)

“The Shining,” based on Stephen King’s novel, was fairly misunderstood upon its first release. 754 more words

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Classic Film Review: "Persona"

Persona (1966)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
83 min/Not Rated 
***** (out of 5)

I will be the first to tell you that Ingmar Bergman’s films can be incredibly dense and hard to grasp and understand. 868 more words

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Classic Film Review: "Mean Streets"

Mean Streets (1973)
Directed by Martin Scorsese
112 min/Rated R 
**** (out of 5)

“Mean Streets” may not be Martin Scorsese’s first film, but it sure feels like it. 392 more words


Zinman, with his series, celebrates a ‘golden age’ of film

Kreable Young | Staff Photographer
David Zinman has been hosting the Classic Film Series at the Chautauqua Cinema since 1983. In 1970, he published his first book, Fifty Classic Motion Pictures, in which he wrote reviews of the movies and discusses their historical value. 723 more words