Winchester ’73

By 1950 television as the prevailing mass medium had come to stay in American cultural and social life, as well as colonising the Yankee imagination and the movie business overall. Even the once indestructible ...

The Passenger

“We know that under the image revealed there is another which is truer to reality and under this image still another and yet again still another under this last one, right down to the true image of that reality...

The Wages of Fear

“You don’t know what fear is. But you’ll see. It’s catching. It’s catching like smallpox. And once you get it, it’s for life.” - Dick in Le Salaire de la peur (The Wages of Fear) The Wages of Fear is a 19...

Stavisky…

Alain Resnais was a contemporary of the nouvelle vague, that group of largely Cahiers du Cinéma­­ aligned critics-turned-filmmakers that most famously included Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut. Resnais, on...

After Hours

Paul Hackett (Griffin Dunne): “What do you want from me? I’m just a word processor!” Street Pickup (Robert Plunket): “Why don’t you just go home?” Paul Hackett: “Pal, I’ve been asking myself that all night....
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I Vitelloni

I Vitelloni (1953 Italy 103 mins) Prod Co: Peg-Film, Roma/Cité Films Dir: Federico Fellini Scr: Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano Phot: Otello Martell Ed: Rolando Benedetti Prod Des: Mario ...
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Three Colours: Red

Rouge/Red/Trois couleurs: rouge/Three Colours: Red (1994 Poland/France/Switzerland 99 mins) Prod Co: CAB Productions/Canal+/France 3 Cinéma/MK2 Productions/Télévision Suisse-Romande/Zespol Filmowy “Tor” ...
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Went the Day Well?

Went the Day Well? (1943 UK 92 mins) Prod Co: Ealing Studios Prod: Michael Balcon Dir: Alberto Cavalcanti Scr: John Dighton, Diana Morgan, Angus McPhail, based on Graham Greene’s short story “The Lieuten...
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Letter to Jane

This annotation previously appeared in Senses of Cinema, no. 19, Mar–Apr 2002. Letter to Jane (1972 France 51mins) Source: ACMI/NLA Pro, Dir, Scr: Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin Voices: Jane Fonda...