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The Adventures of Antoine Doinel

(Contains spoilers)

It was about seven years ago when I first saw The 400 Blows (1959), I loved its view of Paris, its solidarity of going nowhere in particular. 453 more words

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Meetup 005 : Screenplay Writing

An American film-maker, Stanley Kubrick once said

If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed.

Going literally by what the quote implied, we at Write Club, Hyderabad let our thoughts and imaginations flow to the wildest, some even the darkest of its corners to explore what screen-writing/screenplay writing/script-writing basically meant.

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On the Road to Find Out

Once every ten years since 1942 Sight and Sound compiles lists from directors and critics for the greatest films of all time. In his book ‘Hatchet Job’ Mark Kermode berates critics’ choices for being ‘black and white foreign films that no one has heard of’. 559 more words

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Five Cities, Three Countries, Six Days

I’ve just spent six days in five cities and three countries visiting my friends David in Berlin and Dominic in Brno. I started in Berlin where I walked down both sides of the Berlin Wall playing the theme from Wings of Desire on my iPod over and over. 268 more words

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European Cinema

I recently watched Max Ophuls’ The Reckless Moment (Ophuls, 1949). it is based on the same novel (The Blank Wall by Elizabeth Sanxay Holding) as… 874 more words

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The Writer and the Day Job.

Are you a writer who is utterly self-sufficient through personal wealth in any form earned from this noble profession or otherwise inherited?

If so, you lucky fuck! 852 more words

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Home-Spun Philosophy

Through Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) recently hosted a local screening of Rear Window, which I attended. TCM — bless their nostalgic hearts — book-ended the film with talk-show variety commentary and anecdotes about the making of the film from Ben Mankiewicz (a TCM regular, or so Google told me). 399 more words

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