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May 13, 2014  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Eric Rohmer’s My Night at Maud’s
Jean-Louis Trintignant and Francoise Fabien in My Night at Maud's. 1969. France. Written and directed by Eric Rohmer

Jean-Louis Trintignant and Francoise Fabien in My Night at Maud’s. 1969. France. Written and directed by Eric Rohmer

These notes accompany screenings of Eric Rohmer’s My Night at Maud’s on May 14, 15, and 16 in Theater 3.

At first glance, going from last week’s film (Night of the Living Dead) to this week’s (My Night at Maud’s) may seem like a journey from the ridiculous to the sublime, but not so fast. Read more

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May 6, 2014  |  An Auteurist History of Film
George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead
Night of the Living Dead. 1968. USA. Directed by George A. Romero

Night of the Living Dead. 1968. USA. Directed by George A. Romero

These notes accompany screenings of George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead on May 7, 8, and 9 in Theater 2.

The Wikipedia entry for Night of the Living Dead cites 126 references, not to mention extensive bibliography, external links, etc. Read more

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April 29, 2014  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Milos Forman’s The Firemen’s Ball
The Firemen's Ball. 1967. Czechoslovakia. Directed by Milos Forman

The Firemen’s Ball. 1967. Czechoslovakia. Directed by Milos Forman

These notes accompany screenings of Milos Forman’s The Firemen’s Ball on April 30 and May 1 and 2 in Theater 3.

The career of Milos Forman (now 82) parallels in some ways that of Roman Polanski. Read more

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April 22, 2014  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Luis Buñuel’s Belle de Jour
<i>Belle de Jour</i>. 1967. France. Directed by Luis Bunuel

Belle de Jour. 1967. France. Directed by Luis Bunuel

These notes accompany screenings of Luis Buñuel’s Belle de Jour on April 23, 24, and 25 in Theater 2.

Luis Buñuel (1900–1983) led one of the most interesting lives of any director and, consequently, the flow of his career often changed channels. Thematically, however, his films seem to adhere to an idiosyncratic personal (and highly unusual) reality. Read more

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April 15, 2014  |  An Auteurist History of Film
John Boorman’s Point Blank
Point Blank. 1967. USA. Directed by John Boorman

Lee Marvin in Point Blank. 1967. USA. Directed by John Boorman

These notes accompany screenings of John Boorman’s Point Blank on April 16, 17, and 18 in Theater 2.

John Boorman remains active at age 81, enjoying a directorial career of over half a century. He began with several documentaries, followed by Having a Wild Weekend (Catch Us If You Can), which attempted to do for the Dave Clark Five what Richard Lester had done for the Beatles with A Hard Day’s Night. Read more

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April 8, 2014  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Arthur Penn’s Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde. 1967. USA. Directed by Arthur Penn

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde. 1967. USA. Directed by Arthur Penn

These notes accompany screenings of Arthur Penn’s Bonnie and Clyde on April 9, 10, and 11 in Theater 2.

In some ways Bonnie and Clyde was a startling revelation that might be considered the beginning of modern American cinema. Its graphic violence (and a certain candor about sex) was the immediate sensation, but it also led to a cinema that fundamentally questions basic American conservative values and capitalism itself. Read more

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March 28, 2014  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Francois Truffaut’s Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451. 1966. Great Britain. Directed by Francois Truffaut

Julie Christie in Fahrenheit 451. 1966. Great Britain. Directed by Francois Truffaut

These notes accompany screenings of Francois Truffaut’s Fahrenheit 451 on April 2, 3, and 4 in Theater 3.

By the mid-1960s, I had already made up my mind that Francois Truffaut (1932–1984) was my favorite of the French New Wave directors, who had transcended their roots as film critics. Read more

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March 27, 2014  |  Film
Apple Tree Farm: A Script by Stanley Lupino, with Revisions by Ida Lupino
Ida Lupino with her father, Stanley. c. 1936

Ida Lupino with her father, Stanley. c. 1936

Ida Lupino’s (1918–1995) work as an accomplished actress is acknowledged by many who enjoy classic Hollywood studio films. With well-known movies like The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939), They Drive by Night (1940), and the memorable High Sierra (1941) as part of her acting résumé Read more

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March 25, 2014  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Bo Widerberg’s Raven’s End
Raven’s End. 1963. Sweden. Directed by Bo Widerberg

Raven’s End. 1963. Sweden. Directed by Bo Widerberg

These notes accompany screenings of Bo Widerberg’s Raven’s End on March 26, 27, and 28 in Theater 2.

Bo Widerberg (1930–1997) was confronted with the dilemma of carving out his own niche in Swedish cinema as the anti-Ingmar Bergman. Read more

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March 21, 2014
Digging Deeper into New Directors/New Films
Trap Street. 2013. China. Directed by Vivian Qu

Trap Street. 2013. China. Directed by Vivian Qu

Even after 43 years, each edition of New Directors/New Films feels like a revelation. Maybe it has something to do with the crisp March air, the unshakeable sense of spring’s impending blossom and bloom. Read more