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    VIDEO ESSAY: ON THE GO, PART 1: BULLITT, THE FRENCH CONNECTION AND THE SEVEN-UPS

    The subtitle of Aaron Aradillas and Richard Seitz's series "On the Go" says it all: "The Golden Age of the Car Chase, 1968-1985." Films that played in American theaters and on TV during those years were likely to contain at least one car chase. Some pictures from...

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    LIFE'S WORK: THE FILMS OF ROMAN POLANSKI - Chapter 1: Polanski's God

    I think people who go to see [Roman Polanski's films] for escapism are not going to be necessarily disappointed, but they're going to have to tweak their understanding of what entertainment is. When you watch a Polanski film, you're watching this sense of abundance in them. They have very cheerful s...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: COWARDS BEND THE KNEE, directed by Guy Maddin

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Fandor's blog site, Keyframe, begins its Director of the Month series today with a week long tribute to Canadian director Guy Maddin. In addition to specially commissioned articles and an exclusive interview with the director himself, Fandor editor-in-chief and Press Play contributor Kevin B. Lee has collaborated with Matt Zoller Seitz to produce this video essay discussing the technical and thematic achievements of Maddin's 2003 feature Cowards Bend The Knee. But the centerpiece of the weeklong tribute is Fandor's first blogathon hosted on Keyframe called The Maddin-est Blogathon in the World. From Se...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: The Mystic: the films of Nicholas Ray

    The Mystic: An Appreciation of Nicholas Ray from Serena Bramble on Vimeo.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: The New Wave and the Left Bank, or A Certain Tendency in Modern French Cinema

    A Certain Tendency in Modern French Cinema from Jose Gallegos on Vimeo.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Critic Manohla Dargis on Poetry by Lee Chang-dong

    EDITOR'S NOTE: To commemorate today’s release of Lee Chang-dong's Poetry on the site Fandor, Fandor editor-in-chief and Press Play contributor Kevin B. Lee has produced the following video essay on the film. This text for the narration comes from Manohla Dargis' review of t...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: CHAOS CINEMA: The decline and fall of action filmmaking

    Chaos Cinema Part 1 from Matthias Stork on Vimeo.

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    DEEP FOCUS: Sidney Lumet's PRINCE OF THE CITY (1981)

    "Prince of the City" was released on August 19, 1981. Like so many of Sidney Lumet's movies, this one lives and breathes New York City, showing us everything from tenements to court rooms and everyone from drug addicts to district attorneys. The film has well over a hundred speaking roles and what I...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: The Inception of Movie Editing: The Art of D.W. Griffith

    By Michael Joshua Rowin Press Play Special Contributor

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    VIDEO ESSAY: THREE REASONS why Criterion should release THE MAN WITHOUT A MAP

    Three Reasons: The Man Without a Map from For Criterion Consideration on Vimeo.

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