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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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    VIDEO ESSAY: Robert Nishimura's THREE REASONS series is a Criterion buff's fantasy

    The Criterion Collection is known for delivering the highest quality standard in video distribution. Their mission statement says it all; it sells “important classic and contemporary films” to cinephiles of all genres and interests. For many DVD collectors, having the Criterion edition of certain titles justifies throwing other versions in the bin. From digital transferring to final package design, Criterion strives to bring the best possible elements to their buyers, often with the director’s own seal of approval. Naturally this kind of attention to detail inspires fanatical devotion among the company's audie...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: ART GOES ON FOREVER: A Tribute to The Archers, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

    Art Goes On Forever--A Tribute to The Archers from Serena Bramble on Vimeo.

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