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November Newsletter: On Noirvember and Tom Waits’ Noir Sensibility

Right: Film poster by Tony Stella for the neo-noir “Gloria”, 1980   Photos: Classiq Journal, unless otherwise stated     You take a deeper and deeper dive into noir’s murky stories. The more obscure, the more forgotten, the less known, … Read More

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The Sea Library: In Conversation with Anna Iltnere

Photo credit: Anna Iltnere     I believe it is always the simplest things and choosing your own journey, struggles and all, that hold the answer to a life well lived, a beautifully imperfect life. Putting our faith in the … Read More

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Read Instead…in Print

  A photo of a good book about cinema. No discursive, pretentious analyses, no verbose scrutiny. Because the idea is to invite you to read the book, not read about it here. But instead of using social media, I use … Read More

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October Newsletter: On Taking a Seat in the Warm Colours of a Woody Allen Film

I often associate a view I see with movies. I see a red and grey barn on a countryside road and I think of Bergman’s island where he lived. A deserted street lined with tall buildings on a rainy, grey day from the window of a cafe, Three Days of the Condor. A flock of birds on a wire, The Birds, always. The sky before a storm about to break, Wings of Desire. Leaves turning gold on a crisp autumn day, Woody Allen’s films. Read More

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Read Instead…in Print

All that remained were her memories, especially from her childhood summers, every one of them spent with her father on the island of Fårö. And those didn’t come easily, didn’t come back flowingly. “For me it was like this: I remembered nothing, but then I came across a photograph of Georgia O’Keeffe that reminded me of my father. I began to remember.” Read More

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