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Dibakar Banerjee | The Caravan - A Journal of Politics and Culture

Dibakar Banerjee | The Caravan - A Journal of Politics and Culture | theW14 Recommends | Scoop.it
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Jai Arjun Singh's in-depth profile of one of the more interesting directors in Indian cinema today -- Dibakar Banerjee. 

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Kamal Hasan on the making of Nayakan, 25 Years later.

Kamal Hasan on the making of Nayakan, 25 Years later. | theW14 Recommends | Scoop.it
Exactly 25 years ago, the groundbreaking Nayakan was released. It has since been voted one of Time magazine’s top 100 films, but all that the people working on it then wanted was ‘to be different’.
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Pritish Nandy’s extraordinary interview with Kishore Kumar in April 1985

Pritish Nandy’s extraordinary interview with Kishore Kumar in April 1985 | theW14 Recommends | Scoop.it

Easily the most candid interview of Kishore Kumar. 

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Satyajit Ray Interviewed by Shyam Benegal

Satyajit Ray Interviewed by Shyam Benegal | theW14 Recommends | Scoop.it

"Satyajit Ray's greatest achievement was his celebration of the commonplace with lyricism and humanity, Culture..."

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Let’s drag film criticism out of the snark ages – Telegraph Blogs

Let’s drag film criticism out of the snark ages – Telegraph Blogs | theW14 Recommends | Scoop.it
There is a distressing trend in film criticism. You can see it from the smallest blogs to the biggest newspapers. We’re living in the snark ages. “Snark” is an internet neologism. I don’t know if it is in the OED but, if not, it will be soon.
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Tinker Tailor Critic Eye: A great movie inspires some excellent writing

Tinker Tailor Critic Eye: A great movie inspires some excellent writing | theW14 Recommends | Scoop.it

 “The movie is so meticulously observant that I never felt I was missing out on anything important, even when I wasn't sure exactly what was going on.”

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“A Precise, Beautiful Machine”: John Logan on Writing the Screenplay for Hugo

“A Precise, Beautiful Machine”: John Logan on Writing the Screenplay for Hugo | theW14 Recommends | Scoop.it
The Oscar-nominated writer tells how he adapted Brian Selznick's bestseller for the screen.
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The top five silent films to shout about

The top five silent films to shout about | theW14 Recommends | Scoop.it
Pamela Hutchinson: Intrigued by The Artist but don't know where to start exploring the silent film archives?
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Movie Review - The Godfather Part II - 'Godfather, Part II' Is Hard to Define:The Cast - NYTimes.com

Movie Review - The Godfather Part II - 'Godfather, Part II' Is Hard to Define:The Cast - NYTimes.com | theW14 Recommends | Scoop.it

Very few people doubt Godfather II’s importance in cinematic pantheon. But when the movie released, it opened to  a rather uncharitable review by NY Times.

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I Watched Every Pedro Almodóvar Movie. Here’s What I Learned.

I Watched Every Pedro Almodóvar Movie. Here’s What I Learned. | theW14 Recommends | Scoop.it
In Pedro Almodóvar’s new film The Skin I Live In, a character announces that “stories repeat themselves.” If, like me, you spent the last month watching each one of Almodóvar’s 18 feature films, the only possible response to that statement is, “No...
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Everyman Is An Apu | Chidananda Dasgupta

Everyman Is An Apu | Chidananda Dasgupta | theW14 Recommends | Scoop.it

Chidananda Dasgupta, noted Indian film critic, writes on Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali. 

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Francois Truffaut Interviews Alfred Hitchcock (Aug/1962)

Francois Truffaut Interviews Alfred Hitchcock (Aug/1962) | theW14 Recommends | Scoop.it

"In the fall of 1962, François Truffaut carried out extensive interviews with Alfred Hitchcock at his offices at Universal Studios. The interviews were recorded to audio tape and the content eventually edited down into the "Hitchcock/Truffaut" book."

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The highs and lows of Piyush Mishra

The highs and lows of Piyush Mishra | theW14 Recommends | Scoop.it

"An Artist's Demons: Actor, musician, lyricist, poet, scriptwriter Mishra speaks on his versatility since his days at National School of Drama"

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The Hindu : News / National : The curious case of A.K. Hangal

The Hindu : News / National : The curious case of A.K. Hangal | theW14 Recommends | Scoop.it

Like Benjamin Button, Avtar Krishan Hangal seemed for generations of cinemagoers to have been born old.

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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro: an oral history

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro: an oral history | theW14 Recommends | Scoop.it
No Hindi film director has ever come close to equalling that perfect mix of irony, satire, burlesque, camp, gags and slapstick achieved by Kundan Shah's Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro...
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A.O. Scott on criticism: "This is not a progressive kindergarten." - scanners

A.O. Scott on criticism: "This is not a progressive kindergarten." - scanners | theW14 Recommends | Scoop.it
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The Traditionalist

The Traditionalist | theW14 Recommends | Scoop.it

"Christopher Nolan prefers film to digital, shoots with one camera, and doesn’t believe in 3-D. The director who resurrected Batman, made time go backward in Memento, and deconstructed dreams in Inception speaks his mind."

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'A Separation': Parting Shots

'A Separation': Parting Shots | theW14 Recommends | Scoop.it
The first shot of the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s “A Separation” is so audacious, in conception and in substance, that I wondered how it could keep going in that vein. It’s a medium two-shot of a still-young married couple,...
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Roger Ebert on Martin Scorsese: An Excerpt from "Life Itself: A Memoir"

Roger Ebert on Martin Scorsese: An Excerpt from "Life Itself: A Memoir" | theW14 Recommends | Scoop.it
indieWIRE has long been a fan and inspired by one of the greatest film minds of our time, Roger Ebert.
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No Country For Old Men: Out in all that dark

No Country For Old Men: Out in all that dark | theW14 Recommends | Scoop.it

Jim Emerson sagaciously analyzes Coen-brothers’s one of the most acclaimed movies — No Country for Old Men

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1957 Letter from J.D. Salinger Explains Why CATCHER IN THE RYE Wouldn’t Work as a Movie

1957 Letter from J.D. Salinger Explains Why CATCHER IN THE RYE Wouldn’t Work as a Movie | theW14 Recommends | Scoop.it
In a letter sent to a producer in 1957, author J.D. Salinger explains why his beloved novel Catcher in the Rye wouldn't work as a play or a movie.
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Rare Stanley Kubrick Interview from 1966

Rare Stanley Kubrick Interview from 1966 | theW14 Recommends | Scoop.it

"On November 27, 1966, two years before the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Jeremy Bernstein of Look Magazine interviews Stanley Kubrick as he talks about how he started and how he works."

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