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Summer Reading List N°1

Summer Reading List - Classiq Journal

Summer has (unofficially) just begun, but that doesn’t mean we should waste any moment of it with light beach reading. In summer, just like in any other time of the year, I look for books that are less about providing … Read More

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Life Lessons from Akira Kurosawa

Life Lessons from Akira Kurosawa - Classiq

Who can define Akira Kurosawa’s role in the world cinema landscape? His filmography defies categorization. His movies are very complex, both from the point of view of the craftsmanship, visual poetry and passion that went into their making and of … Read More

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The Book That Taught Me A Sad Truth About Modern-Day Cinema

François Truffaut The Man Who Loved Films book

I believe the books written by and about François Truffaut outnumber all the other film books in my library. The latest addition is The Man Who Loved Films (originally in Romanian, Bãrbatul care iubea filmele) a less known book on … Read More

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The Wolves of Currumpaw

The Wolves of Currumpaw by William Grill

I am fascinated with children’s books. I have kept all my childhood books, my almost three-year-old son already has a considerable collection and I have started to even buy him books to save for later. Yes, you could say the … Read More

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Life Lessons from John Cassavetes

Cassavetes on Cassavetes - Classiq Journal

He had a reputation of being temperamental, self-promoting, impossible to work with. But he also did not compromise, could not fake anything, was completely dedicated to his work – a fiercely independent and authentic filmmaker. He didn’t like to be … Read More

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