See Flannery O’Connor’s Story “The Displaced Person” Adapted to a Film Starring a Young Samuel L. Jackson (1977)

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There are strong people quietly willing to do “what needs to be done” for the public good, and then there are those who enjoy insinuating that they are that sort of person, usually as justification for their self-serving, frequently racist or xenophobic actions.

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Meta Star Wars: All Six Films in One

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We’ve shown our fair share of Star Wars mashups and fan films over the years.

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Blade Runner Recut with the Sci-Fi Masterpiece’s Unused Original Footage

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I recently talked with a friend who’s planning to schedule a screening of Blade Runner at her film festival. We discussed the important decision that anyone who wants to show Ridley Scott’s Philip K.

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Samurai 7, an Anime Adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai

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Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954) might be over three hours long but you never feel bored. The action scenes never fail to thrill and the characters are so well developed that you genuinely grieve when they die. The epic is so brilliantly realized that it’s no surprise that filmmakers everywhere took note.

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Christopher Lee (R.I.P.) Reads Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven,” and From “The Fall of the House of Usher”

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Sir Christopher Lee died on Sunday at the age of 93, bringing to a close a long and distinguished acting career — though one fortunately not confined only to the heights of respectability.

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The Entirety of Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless Artfully Compressed Into a 3 Minute Film

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Gérard Courant is a French filmmaker, who, at least until 2011, held the distinction of directing the longest film ever made.

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Jim Jarmusch’s 10 Favorite Films: Ozu’s Tokyo Story, Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai and Other Black & White Classics

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Jim Jarmusch, like his younger compatriots in filmmaking Quentin Tarantino and Wes Anderson, made his name as much with his taste as with his body of work. Or maybe it makes more sense to say that he’s made his name in large part by making films shaped by, and showcasing, that taste.

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Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining Reimagined as Wes Anderson and David Lynch Movies

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Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining might have left critics scratching their heads when it first came out, but it has since come to be recognized as a horror masterpiece. The film is both stylistically distinctive – those long tracking shots, the one-point perspective, that completely amazing carpeting – and narratively open-ended.

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Watch 1920s “City Symphonies” Starring the Great Cities of the World: From New York to Berlin to São Paulo

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Cities as we know them came into being when they industrialized in the 19th century. Film as we know it came into being when its own industry developed in the 20th. And so film came into its own in an era when cities around the world had become the most fascinating places going.

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Gustav Machatý’s Erotikon (1929) & Ekstase (1933): Cinema’s Earliest Explorations of Women’s Sensuality

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Czech cinema gained international acclaim in the 1960s with films like Closely Watched Trains (1966) and The Fireman’s Ball (1967) – movies that conflated the political with the sexual in ways that were as innovative as they were subversive.

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