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Read Instead…in Print

“I was an alien there (in Hollywood). I loved solitude.” One of the most distinctive actors of the silent era, Louise Brooks, could write, too. Lulu in Hollywood, gathering her essays on Hollywood and its stars, is such a unique point of view that it’s made me realise how very few writers search for truth, observe and see with their own eyes Read More

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Read Instead…in Print

“Beautiful journalism”, John Huston said about Lillian Ross’ book Picture. What I believe Lillian Ross captured first and foremost, and so well and effortlessly, was that rare quality that John Huston had for looking at and making art with enthusiasm and curiosity but without intellectualisation. She was able to capture the essence of the artist, with his many facets, just by reporting the facts. Read More

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Read Instead…in Print

Jean Cocteau’s collection of writings about cinema is bold, witty and discerning. He questions some of the most fundamental concepts about cinema. He disregards critics and places his faith in the audience and the collective experience of movie going. Read More

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Read Instead…in Print

Tavernier talks about so many films and so many filmmakers with the sheer enthusiasm of a cinephile and also with the knowledge of a filmmaker, but in the most accessible way. “I always try not to fall into nostalgia or into the arrogant evocation of a past to which nothing would be comparable today.” 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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