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    VIDEO ESSAY: Clint Eastwood and His Iconic Side View Profile

    The craggy complexion. The stately ovate chin. Those thin lips deceptively wrapped around that charming smile. That perfect nose. Those clear greenish-brown eyes. That squint.

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    VIDEO: The Hardcore History Lessons of Koji Wakamatsu

    Koji Wakamatsu—known as the Godfather of the pink movie, a genre of Japanese softcore exploitation films that started in the 1960s—has made over 100 movies, and is enjoying the most acclaimed period of his career thanks to two recent films that have much more on their mind than sex.

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    VIDEO - Motion Studies #17: Harun Farocki and WDR

    A major figure in the genre of essay film and video, Harun Farocki combines a precise formalist analysis of images with exhaustive research into the history behind those images.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: The #1 Textbook on Film, Now with Video

    For the new tenth edition of the most widely used film textbook, David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson have taken the book into the new dimension of online video.

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    VIDEO - Motion Studies #15 & #16: The Art of Cinema on French TV (Godard on Kubrick; Costa on Straub/Huillet)

    Godard rips into "Full Metal Jacket" while Pedro Costa observes one of cinema's legendary directing duos.

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    VIDEO - Motion Studies #14: Screening Room

    Even in a world with hundreds of cable TV channels on the air, today it's virtually impossible to conceive of a commercial TV program dedicated to discussing experimental filmmaking in depth. But there was a time when such a program existed; in fact it lasted for a decade and left an indelible legac...

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    Motion Studies #13: The Endless Night: A Valentine to Film Noir

    A video love letter that distills film noir movies into their atmospheric essence.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: MONEYBALL and Ways of Seeing, Presented by The Seventh Art

    Press Play is proud to co-present a new series of video essays produced by The Seventh Art, an independently produced video magazine on cinema. Our initial co-presentation is a lengthy critical video essay on Moneyball, coinciding with the opening week of Major League Baseball.

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    Motion Studies #12: Everything Is a Remix

    An exploration of the remix techniques involved in producing films.

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    Motion Studies #11: Razzle Dazzle Part 6: The Takeaway

    A stunning montage that tunnels through the media distortion field as depicted in dozens of movie and video clips.

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