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Daily Archives: October 16, 2015

The Romantic Western figure is a staple of American folklore and has extended its reach in poetry, music, literature, and most especially film. Tales of cold-hearted bandits and moral law enforcers, corrupt sheriffs and mistaken outlaws set against the backdrop of the undeveloped and expansive Old West that held promises of fortune and enterprise. In 1903, Edwin S. Porter made… Read more »

16 October 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Alfred Hitchcock is purported to have famously said: “Actors are cattle.” Hitchcock claimed to have been misquoted, saying only that he said that ‘Actors should be treated like cattle!’ It was something of a subtle difference, but irregardless, Hitchcock’s films contain many wonderful and varied acting performances throughout his fifty plus year career. Although he was not really an ‘actor’s… Read more »

16 October 2015 | Features, Other Lists

Economically at least, Europe has been going through something of a dark period lately. It is arguable whether this economic gloom has caused European cinema in turn to produce increasingly bleak and hopeless films. Throughout its long history, European cinema has never shied away from despair. The German Expressionists used every technique at their disposal to illustrate the darker recesses… Read more »

16 October 2015 | Features, Film Lists