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Dementia 13 (1963)

Before the New Hollywood movement busted up the established dinosaurs of the Studio System, one of the best ways for young outsiders to break into filmmaking was through the Roger Corman Film School. 745 more words

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Twixt (2011)

During a frustrating book-signing tour, washed-up mystery writer Hall Baltimore ends up in a small town with a tragic past and an eccentric sheriff. Originally, Baltimore intended to leave that hell-hole as quickly as possibly, but a dream, the town’s past, and the body the sheriff shows him in the morgue all combine to convince Baltimore to stay and try to start the new book his publisher is so impatiently waiting for. 649 more words
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Francis Ford Coppola

Anyone who’s made film and knows about the cinema has a lifelong love affair with the experience. You never stop learning about film. 


Peter Bart: Fifty Years In, Three Directors Continue To Build Their Legacies

As several excellent books and articles are reminding us, 1968 was a year of tumult. Regimes were collapsing on this date 50 years ago, protesters jammed the streets, and the worlds of music and film were being re-imagined. 721 more words

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The Godfather Part II

In an age where sequels just weren’t made that frequently, it’s a bit amazing that the Godfather Part II was made at all, given director Francis Ford Coppola’s contentious relationships with his studio executives. 964 more words


Devil's Rainbow - How Storaro Uses Colour

This post is based on the script for a video essay, now lost, I made in early 2016.

“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.” – … 1,669 more words


The Godfather

Moviegoers have always had a soft spot for organized criminals, whose rules and rituals provide a dark reflection of the American dream. But modern appreciation of those things is unavoidably seen through the filter of one particular depiction of the mafia, and of Italian-American criminals in particular. 962 more words