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Read Instead…in Print

Peter Shelley’s book, Jules Dassin: The Life and Films, is a first full account in English of the director’s life and work. Jules Dassin, who, according to none other than François Truffaut, “made the best film noir I have seen”. Read More

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Read Instead…in Print

It’s all in that title. The possibilities that title holds. The mysteries it eventually further deepens. I didn’t expect anything less from David Lynch. Room to Dream does not demystify. What movie lover would want that? Read More

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Read Instead…in Print

John Cassavetes loved life just as it was – and he made films about it. And this great book, Cassavetes on Cassavetes, by Ray Carney, tells it how it was. One of the best, most emotionally charged and most revealing film books I have read so far. 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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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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