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April 2, 2013  |  An Auteurist History of Film
John Frankenheimer’s The Young Stranger
The Young Stranger. 1957. USA. Directed by John Frankenheimer

The Young Stranger. 1957. USA. Directed by John Frankenheimer

These notes accompany screenings of John Frankenheimer’s The Young Stranger on April 3, 4, and 5 in Theater 3.

John Frankenheimer’s The Young Stranger was very much a product of the 1950s. Read more

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April 19, 2011  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Walt Disney’s Pinocchio

Pinocchio. 1940. USA. Produced by Walt Disney

Pinocchio. 1940. USA. Produced by Walt Disney

These notes accompany the screenings of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio on April 20, 21, and 22 in Theater 3.

As this is being written, the number one film at the box office for the second straight week is an animated work, Hop, about the picaresque adventures of the long-eared heir to a chocolate bunny factory. Hopping out to see Hop is not high on my agenda (hopping of any kind has not been on my agenda at all since the five-minute “Bunny Hop” craze over a half-century ago), but there has been a proud relationship between bunnies and the cinema for a long time, from John Bunny (the silent clown) to Bunny Lake (Otto Preminger’s abducted little girl). And of course, we can never lavish enough praise on that 14-carrot genius, Bugs. Read more