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  • Review: 'It's the Pictures That Got Small' edited by Anthony Slide

     Review: 'It's the Pictures That Got Small' edited by Anthony Slide
    In what we like to think of romantically as the Golden Age of Hollywood, films were corporate commodities manufactured by committee, much as an automobile is put together on an assembly line. There were exceptions, but even in the work of some of the most celebrated auteurs of the period, there were unsung collaborators who were essential to their films' success and have yet to receive the recognition they deserve.
  • The Reading Life: Happy birthday to me — and Raymond Chandler

    The Reading Life: Happy birthday to me — and Raymond Chandler
    Watching the video clip, my heart raced. I'd seen the movie before, of course, but never realized what I was looking at: there, in the background of "Double Indemnity," was Raymond Chandler. His appearance in the movie he'd help script had gone...

    PASSINGS: Leo Kirch, Roland Petit, Cal Montney, Lee Vines, Googie Withers, Frank Billerbeck

    PASSINGS: Leo Kirch, Roland Petit, Cal Montney, Lee Vines, Googie Withers, Frank Billerbeck
    Leo Kirch German media mogul Leo Kirch, 84, who turned his one-man film distribution company into Germany's second-biggest media business before losing control of it after a gamble on pay television, died Thursday in Munich. His family did not give...

    Fluid Movement's floating film noir

    Fluid Movement's floating film noir
    Take the classic film "Sunset Boulevard," slip in the witty "Guy Noir" feature from "Prairie Home Companion," and toss the whole mix into a swimming pool, and you might end up with something like "Mobtown Murder Mystery" — the latest production by...

    DVD Review: Billy Wilder's 'The Apartment'

    Another great black-and-white classic gets the Blu-ray treatment, and the visual difference between this and the older DVD release is pretty obvious. (The sound, however, is just adequate; maybe it couldn't be upgraded.) Billy Wilder's “The...