Month: August 2014

Charulata

No director has bridged the gap between the cultures of East and West as convincingly as the Bengali film-maker Satyajit Ray. And no film has done it quite so thoroughly as his 1964 masterpiece, Charulata, which is given an extended

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Lauren Bacall

‘I’ll never forget his kindness, but when Bogie died I had to live — to continue my career’: the late Lauren Bacall on her great love, Derek Bogart. It wasn’t an official interview. Just a meeting in Haugesund, Norway, in

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To Catch a Thief

It wasn’t long ago that Alfred Hitchcock was considered, particularly by British critics, as an entertainer not worthy of serious attention. But now Vertigo tops the latest Sight & Sound poll of the best films ever made and anyone who

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Laurence Olivier: An Englishman in Hollywood

When Laurence Olivier received his honorary Oscar from the Academy in 1979, several well-known Hollywood superstars were in tears by the time he was halfway through his speech, and there is no doubt whatever that they thought of him as

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The Deer Hunter

http://youtu.be/PgRUgWubgzw Michael Cimino is a director who gathers praise and opprobrium in equal measure. Few deny his abilities as a film-maker; what his critics can’t bear is his often melodramatic self-importance which clouds almost all his movies and sometimes renders

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