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Making Movies by Sidney Lumet

Making Movies by Sidney Lumet

  Sidney Lumet’s Making Movies is the kind of book you can’t just leaf through. You read every word and you do it on one reading, just like the director says he always used to read the scripts – because … Read More

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Joe Eula

Joe Eula illustration

Dior illustration by Joe Eula, late 1950s   As much as I love books, I have become incredibly selective with the ones I buy, especially that I don’t read kindle books, otherwise we will soon have to move houses just … Read More

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Truffaut, Kar Wai, Film Noir and …

The Films in My Life Francois Truffaut

  … Mistletoe. Happy New Year everyone! May it be a good year! Now, this being the week of the Golden Globes, let’s talk movies, shall we? Or better said, books about film (the newest additions to my alarmingly fast … Read More

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Time to Holiday

Time to holida

  I gave in after all (after trying to resist it, not too hard, as I was confessing here), and started reading my Christmas books early. I am currently reading Paul Theroux’s The Great Railway Bazaar, and so far, so … Read More

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Everest: The First Ascent & Other Winter Reading

Everest The First Ascent

  First of all, I should start by confessing that I bought this book, Everest – The First Ascent, by mistake. And I am glad I did. Another book, with a very similar title, The Ascent of Everest, had been … Read More

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