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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

 

All films in original version with subtitles

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Tarzan's second Jane dies

Tarzan's second Jane dies

Actress Brenda Joyce, who played Tarzan’s girlfriend Jane opposite Johnny Weissmuller several times from 1945, and then Lex Barker in 1949, has died, aged 92. > > more
The Blair Witch Project 10 years later

The Blair Witch Project 10 years later

A clever group of filmmakers launched a low-budget horror film in the summer of 1999 that was advertised almost entirely online. Many millions have seen it since. Viral marketing was born. > > more
Politics inspires Bollywood

Politics inspires Bollywood

The historical love drama Jodhaa Akbar is this year’s hit in India, winning most of the top prizes at the 10th International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) ceremony in June. It’s a powerful brew of love and politics involving a Muslim emperor and a Hindu princess. > > more
Michael Jackson and filmmakers

Michael Jackson and filmmakers

Jackson flirted with the cinema throughout his career. He spoke about it in his interviews and called on well-known directors to produce his videos (such as John Landis, for Thriller in 1982). Christopher Campbell, of the blog spout.com, has collected – and reviewed – them. > > more
Forgotten masterpieces

Forgotten masterpieces

Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in America is high on the incomplete (and biased) list by the website sky.com of films, directors and actors and actresses unfairly ignored at the annual Academy Awards (Oscars) over the years. > > more
Farrah Fawcett, Sunset Boulevard

Farrah Fawcett, Sunset Boulevard

Farrah Fawcett illustrated one of the film industry’s contradictions – someone who became a huge popular star, even an icon, but whose talent was unexceptional. > > more
Facts about Jean-Pierre Melville

Facts about Jean-Pierre Melville

The website filmreference.com is excellent for clear, speedy, reliable and well-sourced information. Just a few clicks will take you a biography and detailed filmography, plus links to relevant books, articles and interviews and a short commentary. Director Jean-Pierre Melville is a good example. > > more
Scorsese and World Cinema Foundation join up with theauteurs.com

Scorsese and World Cinema Foundation join up with theauteurs.com

Martin Scorsese and the World Cinema Foundation he helped found have begun working with the website The Auteurs to put rare films online for free. > > more
Burton & Depp:  Malice in Wonderland ?

Burton & Depp: Malice in Wonderland ?

The first pictures of the latest partnership of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, in their version of Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece, Alice in Wonderland, have just been released. > > more
Will Superman live on ?

Will Superman live on ?

Erik Buckman declares “Superman is dead, and we killed him,” in a spirited and slightly cynical article on the website thewrap.com about whether Superman can survive in the changed US political climate. > > more
Getting to know Johnnie To

Getting to know Johnnie To

He was in the limelight at Cannes presenting his latest film Vengeance, starring Johnny Hallyday and much was written about the film noir enthusiast and fan of director Jean-Pierre Melville. But who’s the real Johnnie To Kwei Fung ? > > more
Best road movies

Best road movies

The Fandangogroovers blog recently made a list of best road movies, defining them in existential terms and also by kind of journey and means of transport. > > more
Urgent message(s)

Urgent message(s)

“Hilary Clinton, Watch These Movies!” says the US website Slate.com, whose writer Fred Kaplan lists “25 indispensable movies for understanding war and diplomacy.” > > more
Who could play Sinatra ?

Who could play Sinatra ?

The US magazine Rolling Stone proposes that its readers post on Twitter the names of actors suitable for the title-role of Martin Scorsese’s biopic on Frank Sinatra. > > more
Goodbye forever ?

Goodbye forever ?

Under the amusing headline “The Seven Circles of Development Hell,” the June issue of the US magazine Vanity Fair tells us about some of the troubled film projects that never get off the ground in Hollywood. > > more
Film posters made with Lego

Film posters made with Lego

The website of the American design magazine Speckyboy has recreated 21 famous film posters using Lego and Playmobil pieces. The imagination of film-fans is sometimes just too much... > > more
It won't get you another Oscar...

It won't get you another Oscar...

The US-based website avclub.com lists 23 actors and actresses who, after winning an Oscar or Oscar nomination, went on to make a complete flop of a film, usually a total insult to their talent and reputation. > > more
Old films for young cinemagoers

Old films for young cinemagoers

The French daily Le Figaro has an article on DVD makers who’re managing to draw younger film fans to cinema classics. > > more
A "15 most influential films of all time" list criticised

A "15 most influential films of all time" list criticised

The US magazine Vanity Fair has come up with its own list in protest against one put out by Turner Classic Movies just before the 2009 Oscar awards. > more
Directors in their final years

Directors in their final years

New York Times film critic A.O.Scott writes a fascinating article about “Directors in Their Magic Hour,” noting that ageing directors often produce rich and energetic work. > more

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RETROSPECTIVES

ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS SERGIO LEONE



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CLINT EASTWOOD
GUEST OF HONOUR



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DON SIEGEL



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SHIN SANG-OK,
"EMPEROR OF KOREA"



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EDDIE MULLER
AND THE ART OF NOIR



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GREAT MOMENTS
OF THE SILENT ERA



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