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Quai des Orfèvres

During the course of a conversation in the crime drama Quai des Orfèvres (1947) between the photographer Dora Monier (Simone Renant) and the investigator Antoine

Johnny Guitar

Johnny Guitar

Does it come at all as a surprise that the first image in the often-hallucinatory Johnny Guitar features an explosion, and one whose cause is

My Man Godfrey

My Man Godfrey

While William Powell’s eponymous butler in My Man Godfrey is characterised as the “forgotten man”, perhaps the film’s director, Gregory La Cava (1892-1952) might more

Richard Lester

Richard Lester by Neil Sinyard

How do you solve a problem like Richard Lester? Typically, analysts have taken one or another extreme position: either to extol the American-born, long-term English

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

Ambling Along The Long Horizon of History: The 24th Il Cinema Ritrovato

The Cineteca del Comune di Bologna is located in a residential portion of the city, down a side street and then within a lovely, small

Plein soleil

Plein soleil

The first of five novels Patricia Highsmith published about her murderous protagonist Tom Ripley, The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955) begins with the eponymous central character

Bright Leaves

Bright Leaves

A hot topic in literary circles of late has been whether the memoir has successfully superseded forms of fiction as the pre-eminent formal expression of

Le Feu follet

Le Feu follet/The Fire Within (1963 France 103 mins) Prod Co: Nouvelles Éditions de Films Dir: Louis Malle Scr: Louis Malle, from the novella by

The Shop Around The Corner

The Shop Around The Corner (1940 USA 99 mins) Prod Co: MGM Prod, Dir: Ernst Lubitsch Scr: Samson Raphaelson, from the play Parfumerie by Nikolaus

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