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Raymond Durgnat (1 September 1932 – 19 May 2002) was a distinctive and highly influential British film critic, who was born in London of Swiss parents. During his life he wrote for virtually...

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  • New Academy Museum Director Kerry Brougher Reveals Plans (Q&A)

      News Source: Hollywood Reporter Film | 1 month ago
    Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images Kerry Brougher As he takes the reigns at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' new museum, Brougher outlines his goals, talks of the need to acquire more artifacts, and suggests that the
  • Invisible Ink: No 209 - Raymond Durgnat

      News Source: The Independent | 6 months ago
    Looking back from the present, when serious film critics are more embattled than ever before owing to the egalitarianism of the internet, we can see that Raymond Durgnat was a unique voice. Born in 1932 to Swiss parents, he became one of the first
  • Luciano Vincenzoni, Screenwriter of Spaghetti Westerns, Dies at 87

      News Source: International Herald Tribune | 10 months ago
    Mr. Vincenzoni contributed to about 70 films , chiefly as a screenwriter or script doctor. His humorous touch could be found in films like Seduced and Abandoned, which he made with Pietro Germi in 1964, and The Best of Enemies, which Mr. De
  • Stephen Dwoskin

      News Source: The Guardian | 2 years ago
    A trembling, handheld camera, often observing people from an intimate, low angle; studies of women moving, dancing, stripping, making love to Dwoskin himself, or simply looking into the lens with a steely, defiant gaze; a relentless, droning, musical
  • Jeff Keen: Artist and film-maker celebrated for his playful approach to the ...

      News Source: The Independent | 2 years ago
    As a carer, if I had to give you my rating on a scale of one to ten with ten being great and one bei... Suggested Topics Jeff Keen was a hugely prolific experimental artist who moved easily between painting, poetry, sculpture and cinema, often with
  • Marshal Fields: The Comedic Misanthrope, for Your Pleasure

      News Source: Village Voice | over 3 years ago
    Fields (1880–1946) is less a movie star than a figure in our national mythology. As early as 1934, The New York Times invoked Fields's “devoted cult”—a following that, 30-odd years later, encompassed the original devotees' grandchildren, with Fields
  • Jonathan Romney: Now we have only celebrities...

      News Source: The Independent | over 3 years ago
    Stardom is made by this impression of predestination, the sense of the perfect fit. Celebrity can be had by luck by being in the right place at the right time, however briefly. But stardom implies the idea of someone inevitably coming to play the


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