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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

by Sergio Leone



Once Upon a Time in the West

by Sergio Leone


Once Upon a Time in America
by Sergio Leone



The Killers by Don Siegel



Pale Rider
by Clint Eastwood



The Bridges of Madison County
by Clint Eastwood

 

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Lumière 2009 pays tribute to <i>La Dolce Vita</i>

Lumière 2009 pays tribute to La Dolce Vita

Federico Fellini’s landmark film was released 50 years ago next year. The Festival will celebrate the event. > > more
Eastwood on records

Eastwood on records

Clint Eastwood is a musician, composer, jazz enthusiast and occasional singer, and has made a string of vinyl recordings since the 1950s -- LPs and EPs in mono and stereo, and produced in the US, Japan, France, Italy and even Thailand.
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Kay Francis, forgotten megastar

Kay Francis, forgotten megastar

Who today, apart from fans of late-silent and early-talkie Hollywood films, remembers Kay Francis? Yet along with Garbo, she was one of the very biggest stars of Tinsel Town and the highest-paid actress of the time. Now she’s become a cult figure online, as shown by the blog Operator 99. > more
Mary Ellen Mark takes a look at the cinema

Mary Ellen Mark takes a look at the cinema

This well-known American photographer has just brought out a remarkable book of photos about the cinema,Seen Behind the Scene: Forty Years of Photographing On Set (Phaidon, 2009). > > more
Remembering Joseph Pevney

Remembering Joseph Pevney

This discreet actor and little-recognised director died just over a year ago. He was in fact a leading filmmaker much appreciated by fans of American noir films. Noir expert Eddie Muller’s excellent website filmnoirfoundation.org, has an article on him from the site’s newsletter, Noir City Sentinel. > > more
Scarlett sinks the Titanic

Scarlett sinks the Titanic

Victor Fleming’s 1939 super-classic Gone with the Wind is the biggest earner in the history of the cinema, according to the economic website Bloomberg.com. > > more
Public Enemy No. 1 in film

Public Enemy No. 1 in film

The French daily Le Monde’s critic Jean-Luc Douin recalls the long cinema history of American outlaw Matt Dillinger in his fulsome review of Michael Mann’s latest film, Public Enemies. Dillinger, officially the FBI’s “Public Enemy No. 1,” who was accused of only one murder, was a gangster-cum-dandy, a show-off who Johnny Depp brings a modern touch to in the film, according to Douin, giving him “the look of a pirate eager to be off to the Caribbean.” > > more
Love hurts

Love hurts

One person’s obsession with another is a great and (almost) inexhaustible subject for filmmakers. The website IFC.com has an article about several films that, since Clint Eastwood’s Play Misty For Me (1971), have virtually created a new genre – obsessive fan movies. > > more
Fly me to the Moon

Fly me to the Moon

The cinema has always had a fascination with the moon and probably hundreds of films have been made about travelling there. Steve Biodrowski, on cinefantastiqueonline.com, talks about some of them. > more
Karl Malden dies

Karl Malden dies

American actor Karl Malden, who won a best supporting actor Oscar for playing Mitch in Elia Kazan’s A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), died on 1 July at his Los Angeles home, aged 97. > > more
Sterling Hayden, between Conrad and Jack London

Sterling Hayden, between Conrad and Jack London

Legendary actor Sterling Hayden (Johnny Guitar, The Asphalt Jungle, The Killing, Dr Strangelove) was a man of many parts who also wrote two books. One was his autobiography, Wanderer, about the “Red Scare” years of persecution in the US. The other was a novel, Voyage, a maritime tale of discovery against the backcloth of what he saw as the decline of “the American Dream” after the Democratic Party’s defeat in the 1896 presidential election. Voyage has just been published in French. > > more
20 years without Bernard Blier

20 years without Bernard Blier

Blier is still one of France’s most popular actors 20 years after his death. Jean-Philippe Guerand has written a book about this cheerful non-nonsense fat man, who starred in major films including Jenny Lamour (1947), Cold Cuts (1979) and the popular Crooks in Clover (1963). > > more
Roger Ebert, king of the critics

Roger Ebert, king of the critics

Roger Ebert is an American film critic as big as America. He writes for the Chicago Sun-Times and is so well-known and respected that for the past decade a film festival named after him has been held in his hometown of Champaign (Illinois). > > more
Iran's crisis was already visible in its films

Iran's crisis was already visible in its films

New York Times film critic A.O. Scott looks at how Iran’s present crisis has been foreshadowed in the films of Abbas Kiarostami and Mohsen Makhmalbaf. > > more
Films we weren't allowed to see

Films we weren't allowed to see

The classic one is Kubrick’s Paths of Glory (1957), which was banned in France for more than 20 years. But many other films have been targeted around the world. The British-based website totalfilm.com lists some of them. > > more
Magali Noël remembers

Magali Noël remembers

The website qobuz.com has a podcast interview with actress and singer Magali Noël, to mark the issue of her double album, Regard sur Vian, of songs recorded in 1989 and written by Boris Vian, who died 50 years ago on 23 June. > > more
Between Las Vegas and Hollywood

Between Las Vegas and Hollywood

Photography, the secret world of Sammy Davis Jr.
The one-eyed Davis was an actor, singer, comedian, practical joker and fall-guy who worked in both Hollywood and the hotel and casino shows of Las Vegas. He was a member of the Rat Pack group of entertainers that included Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and had a lifelong passion for photography > more
Jack Cardiff dies at 94

Jack Cardiff dies at 94

The great British cinematographer and director Jack Cardiff, who won an Oscar in 1948 for his cinematography in The Black Narcissus and another in 2001 for his life achievement, died on 22 April, aged 94. > > more
Growing Up In Hollywood

Growing Up In Hollywood

Some of the youngsters who managed to emerge from the shadow of a famous Hollywood parent and become Tinsel Town stars in their own right. > more
Vanity Basterds

Vanity Basterds

The superb photos of Brigitte Lacombe in the May issue of Vanity Fair were taken on the set of Quentin Tarantino’s new film, Inglourious Basterds. > > more

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