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    Watch: RW Fassbinder's Early Godard-Inspired Short 'A Little Chaos'

    Leave it to Rainer Werner Fassbinder to come up with a title like "A Little Chaos," a nihilistic little B&W short he made in 1966--only his second film, and two years before his feature debut "Love Is Colder Than Death." Watch it here.

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    Watch: Trailers For Martin Scorsese’s List Of The 39 Foreign Films You Should See Before You Die

    You may have heard this one before: several years ago a young filmmaker (Colin Levy) wrote to Martin Scorsese asking which films he should see in order to broaden his cinematic horizons. Much to his surprise the director answered him and provided a list, through his assistant, of 39 essential foreig...

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    September Criterion Releases Include Lynch's 'Eraserhead,' Polanski's 'Macbeth' & Horror Classic 'The Innocents'

    It's the middle of the month, and we know what that means. Well, for us, it means realizing we have $70 to last us until payday, but for the more frugal cinephiles among you, it means that it's time for Criterion to announce what they've got coming up three months down the line. And once more, there...

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    Stream These: 10 Essential LGBT Art Films, From Jean Genet to Xavier Dolan

    With San Francisco's Frameline Film Festival and LA's Outfest mere weeks away, it's that time of the year when the festival circuit gets a little queerer. And so, for those cinephiles looking to celebrate LGBT Pride Month at home, here are ten queer cinema essentials you can stream now.

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    Watch: Feel 'Signs Of Vigorous Life' With Vintage 30-Minute Doc On Herzog, Fassbinder, Wenders, Schlöndorff & More

    We can’t imagine what you do with your spare time and quite frankly it’s best we never find out, but the good folks over at The Seventh Art are often scouring the internet for hidden video gems. The stuff that they’re able to find is rarely disappointing and this video in particular is quite the fin...

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    Watch: 1979 Short Film 'Bourbon Street Blues' Directed by Douglas Sirk & Starring Rainer Werner Fassbinder

    In 1959 Douglas Sirk left Hollywood and never turned back, effectively ending his three decade long career. He eventually returned to Germany, the place he was born, and at a certain point started teaching at a film school in Munich. It was at this film school, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film, whe...

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    DVD Is The New Vinyl: Famous Pimps, Infamous Early Fassbinder & 'Q: The Winged Serpent'

    “Truthfully, DVD is not the new vinyl," a reader recently confronted me, arguing that the beloved analog qualities of records (the richer, warmer recording; that nostalgic hiss and crackle) are fetishized in ways that most movies on digital discs are not. Sure, the latter may be closer in spirit to ...

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    Filmmaker Top Ten Lists, from Fassbinder, Haneke and Almodovar to Scorsese, Tarantino and More

    Excerpted are lists from Rainer Maria Fassbinder and Michael Haneke, as well as Pedro Almodovar, whose list offers an interesting counterpart to Fassbinder's. Both he and Almodovar have sought to consider the queer experience via cinephilia, formal style and colorful, socially-conscious melodrama.

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    Who Got Snubbed? 10 Directors Who Surprisingly Aren't On The Sight & Sound Top 50 Greatest Films List

    So many auteurs, so little time... It's less than 24 hours since the unveiling of Sight & Sound's once-a-decade extensive poll of film critics to find the quote-unquote greatest film of all time, which for the first time ever, saw Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" fall off the top spot and replaced by Al...

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    The Films Of Rainer Werner Fassbinder: A Retrospective

    "I'd like to be for cinema what Shakespeare was for theatre, Marx for politics and Freud for psychology: someone after whom nothing is as it used to be,” German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder once declared, likely half-seriously, half facetiously.

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