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READ >> Sidney Poitier’s least known classic

READ >> Sidney Poitier’s least known classic

Poitier, who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1964 for Lilies of the Field, plays magazine reporter Ben Munceford in The Bedford Incident. The Cold War thriller isn’t as well-known as Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb or Sidney Lumet’s Fail-Safe, but it is as chilling as any apocalyptic vision ever put on screen.

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BUY >> SPIKE by Spike Lee

BUY >> SPIKE by Spike Lee

“This book revisits all da werk I’ve put in to build my body of work.
Film is a visual art form and that sense of my storytelling has been somewhat overlooked.
Why now, after all these years? Folks be forgetting.”
– Spike Lee

READ >> Why You Should Still Care About ‘Bicycle Thieves’

READ >> Why You Should Still Care About ‘Bicycle Thieves’

The spirits of Maria and Antonio Ricci — and perhaps especially of the impish, vulnerable Bruno — live on in the work of Satyajit Ray in Bengal in the late 1950s, in the Brazilian Cinema Novo in the 1960s, in Iran in the 1990s and the United States in the first decade of this century. Films like Ramin Bahrani’s “Chop Shop” and Kelly Reichardt’s “Wendy and Lucy,” which tally the moral and existential costs of economic precariousness, have a clear affinity with “Bicycle Thieves.” -The New York Times

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LISTEN >> Ridley Scott really loves his own movies

LISTEN >> Ridley Scott really loves his own movies

“… then I did Blade Runner and that was a disaster. Then I did Legend with a 20-year-old Tom Cruise… and that was a failure. Then somebody said to me “why don’t you do films about normal people, normal subjects.” I said “Shit you might be right.” That’s when I did Black Rain, White Squall and then I gradually started to climb back up and made Thelma & Louise”.

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READ >> The Later Films Of Nicolas Roeg (1986-2007)

READ >> The Later Films Of Nicolas Roeg (1986-2007)

“A person that has amazing timing is Stephen Spielberg…
His movies are big films, they take three years to make, they come
out just at the time when everyone is moving into that attitude…
I have very bad timing…”