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-- the American remake
"I don't think most critics
understand the language of film as it's developed.... On the whole, they have a very
literary approach. They care about the conventional values of narrative and
construction and performance, rather than the other virtues that are more important: the
rhythm, the flow, the imagery; and the underlying theme.
So, they often miss it. They miss it altogether."
-- filmmaker John Boorman
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coen brothers interview
buster keaton tribute/gallery
barbara stanwyck gallery
babs' foot fetish page
bette davis interview
the big lie
when bad movies happen to good people...
a tribute to the late j.t. walsh
the definitive microsoft lexicon
understanding the real microsoft (4
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