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March Newsletter: On Music in Film and Escapism

The Classiq Journal newsletter goes out the first Sunday of each month. It’s a culture trip. Read More

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Tallulah Bankhead in Lifeboat, from Jaded Sophisticate to Humane Survivor

A solitary and impeccably dressed Tallulah Bankhead appearing in a lifeboat surrounded by fog opens Hitchcock’s Lifeboat. She remains impassive as drifting survivors from a ship attacked by a German U-boat start to fill the lifeboat. She is one of the most self-sufficient and independent of Hitchcock heroines and one of my personal favourites. Read More

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Mickey Rourke in Angel Heart: Dressed to Fit the Monochromatic Look and Distressed Reality of a 1955 Noir

It also makes perfect sense that Mickey Rourke would play Harry Angel. Not only does Rourke’s presence lend absolute conviction to the film’s generic roots of early 1950s noir, but his disheveled appearance combined with his emotionally vulnerable screen performance alluded to a Read More

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A New Perspective: Interview with Photographer Mónica R. Goya

In our interview, I am talking with photographer and journalist Mónica R. Goya about travelling with the right people, about sustainable farming, about the place she would choose for a simpler way of life, and where she would take us on a food journey. Read More

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Delon, Belmondo, Borsalino and the Myth of the Gangster Dandy

Alain Delon and Jean Paul Belmondo in “Borsalino”, 1970. Adel Productions, Marianne Productions.   François Capella and Roch Siffredi are rarely seen without a hat on. Most of the times it is a Borsalino, the dressy felt hat created by … Read More

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