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Daily Archives: April 29, 2014

During his lifetime, Alfred Hitchcock was thought of as a master showman who kept his audiences entertained with suspenseful movies and quirky TV shows. Since his death in 1980, Hitchcock’s legacy has been reappraised by both scholars and the general public, and he is now thought of as one of the most significant – if not THE most significant –… Read more »

29 April 2014 | Features, Film Lists

Post-WWII France was a different environment for French cinema. Government funding and lighter cameras provided new opportunities for aspiring filmmakers, whose innovations – along with the general climate of European arthouse cinema – would help usher in a new modernist phase of filmmaking. Critics appropriated the term “Nouvelle Vague” – a phrase coined by L’Express journalist Françoise Giroud to describe… Read more »

29 April 2014 | Features, Film Lists