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Midnight Express at 40

The high point of cinema so far has been the American films made between the late 1960s and the early 1980s. Roughly speaking, these dates constitute the New Hollywood period when failing studios turned to young, maverick directors influenced by the anarchistic re-making of genre cinema by European directors like Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut. [...]

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This year we celebrate the 80th birthday of Jean Vigo’s masterpiece, L’Atalante. After attempting to make a film about a famous anarchist, Vigo rewrote the script of a romantic comedy instead, telling the story of a canal barge captain, his hapless crew and the woman he adores, loves, marries, becomes jealous of, hates, leaves and [...]

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