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Celebrating Peter Bogdanovich on His 75th Birthday
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A Coiffure of Importance: Brushing Up on Cinema’s Best Hair
A Coiffure of Importance: Brushing Up on Cinema’s Best Hair
A Coiffure of Importance: Brushing Up on Cinema’s Best Hair
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30 Films to See This Week: Buñuel, Haneke, Breillat and More
30 Films to See This Week: Buñuel, Haneke, Breillat and More
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Bonjour, Beach Babes: 10 Great Swimsuits From 10 Great French Films 
Bonjour, Beach Babes: 10 Great Swimsuits From 10 Great French Films 
Bonjour, Beach Babes: 10 Great Swimsuits From 10 Great French Films 
Bonjour, Beach Babes: 10 Great Swimsuits From 10 Great French Films 
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Wise Guys (Les godelureaux), Chabrol (1961)
Wise Guys (Les godelureaux), Chabrol (1961)
Wise Guys (Les godelureaux), Chabrol (1961)
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I read all of Boris Van’s books. Before I was a director, I was already sort of an artist, but he was actually very influential to me, and when I started to direct I thought of him. So my universe was sort of inspired by his universe, and when I took on this, I brought many of my ideas but they were already influenced by him. So that was an interesting dynamic. 
Michel Gondry on Bringing His Deeply Personal ‘Mood Indigo’ to the Screen
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Get a Closer Look at New Films From Hal Hartley, Liv Ullmann, Bertrand Bonello + More
Get a Closer Look at New Films From Hal Hartley, Liv Ullmann, Bertrand Bonello + More
Get a Closer Look at New Films From Hal Hartley, Liv Ullmann, Bertrand Bonello + More
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After spending his early twenties writing film criticism and aspiring to make films of own, Schrader was hovering around Hollywood, unsettled by the films presented to him. What he saw were pictures that “exalted idiosyncrasy and the cult of personality,” focusing on me and not we, highlighting the importance of individuality as a means of understanding oneself on a greater level. However, through his time spent admiring Eames and learning from his work, Schrader came to find a person who exposed him that to the idea that the cult of personality was in fact ephemeral, flowing from one person to the next, uniting humanity with a deeper kind of likeness.
Schrader claims it was that sentiment, combined with the thought that “images are ideas,” which overturned his world. The article he wrote on Eames would be published in Film Quarterly in the Spring of 1970, and was titled “Poetry of Ideas.” The focus was on Eames’ short films created with his wife, Ray, and how they exemplified something entirely unique to the cinematic tradition. Amalgamating science and technology to convey their own means of communication, Schrader said the films possessed a “unified aesthetic with many branch-like manifestations,” and that they had a “cerebral sensibility” seldom seen in the medium.
A Brief Look Back on Paul Schrader and the Man Who Overturned His World, Charles Eames
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The Best Films to Watch Without Leaving Your Bed: Italian Style
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From Björk to Kylie Minogue: Michel Gondry’s Best Music Videos