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Retro Cinema – The Lower Depths (1936)

Download This Article As A PDF Maxim “Gorky” is the famous nom de plume, meaning “the bitter one” in accord with the writer’s Socialist Realism criticism of Mother Russian political and social structures, particularly those pri...
 
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Retro Cinema – Late Ray (DVD)

Download This Article As A PDF This collection presents the DVD debuts of three features that were created during the later years of Satyajit Ray’s brilliant career. Most notable in this trio is the 1984 The Home and the World,...

 
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Retro Cinema – Mike Watt’s Fervid Filmmaking

Download This Article As A PDF Mike Watt’s new book Fervid Filmmaking: 66 Cult Pictures of Vision, Verve and No Self-Restraint is something of a breath of fresh air within cinema scholarship. This entertaining celebration of hi...
 
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Retro Cinema – Maureen O’Hara: The Biography

Download This Article As A PDF The film career of Maureen O’Hara represents something of an anomaly. A leading lady from the late 1930s through the early 1970s, her output represents an astonishing number of classic works: Hitc...
 
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Retro Cinema – Onward & Upward

Download This Article As A PDF Michael Wiese was responsible for bringing me into the world of book publishing. My first two books, The Encyclopedia of Underground Movies (20040 and Independent Film Distribution (2006), were pu...

 
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Retro Cinema – The 10 Greatest Musical Numbers in Non-Musical Films

Download This Article As A PDF Sometimes, the urge to belt out a song is too overpowering to resist. Or perhaps that only happens in the movies. Still, there is no shortage of musical interludes in films that were not conceived...
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Retro Cinema – The Bible – In the Beginning

Download This Article As A PDF This grand endeavor was among the seemingly endless number of multinational epic collaborations that polluted cinemas during the 1960s. It was helmed by an Italian producer (Dino De Laurentiis) an...

 
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Retro Cinema – Testament Of Orpheus

Download This Article As A PDF Jean Genet directed only A Song of Love/Un chant d’amour. In that 1950 “realistic documentary of unreal events,” the ex-prisoner and playwright wordlessly pictures homo-eroticism between two priso...
 
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Retro Cinema – Mame

Download This Article As A PDF When Paper magazine film critic Dennis Dermody was asked to name the scariest film of all time, he did not choose a horror flick or a thriller. Instead, he picked a musical starring one of the mos...
 
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Retro Cinema – The Buster Keaton Story

Download This Article As A PDF The rise and fall of the great silent comedy star was certainly a compelling story, but almost nothing of his tumultuous existence found its way into this weird offering. In this bizarre fantasy, ...