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Hollywood at the 60's Crossroads (Part One)

Hollywood studios nearly closed the gates for good in the sixties, then a few new films started to change everything.

The Graduate

Vous ne trouvez pas desirable?

...It is The Graduate that diverges from the Hollywood narrative the most..

Did Bruce Lee Save Hollywood?

Hollywood at The Crossroads, Part 2. Was Bruce Lee Hollywood's saviour? Bruce Lee died in 1973 at age 32, but his legacy was trans-formative.

' The past is a foreign country: They do things differently there.'

Frankenstein Lives; Past, Present & Future

The origins of Frankenstein, from Jewish European folklore to movies  and modern cyborgs.

For Only a Fistful of Dollars

" In every film, there's a moment where the hero hits rock bottom". Dead Pool (2).

This is the story of how that began

Real Sex Reels In the Movies

How real, explicit sex in movies came, put its clothes back on and left fairly quickly. A very brief history of real sex in movies.

M*A*S*H  

The Vietnam War Movie That Wasn't

Robert Altman's MASH was the first real Vietnam War movie and its cultural impact lives on.

                 ALIEN

As a kid growing up, you eventually learned that monsters weren’t real. After seeing Alien, you hoped that it was still true.

Louise Brooks

 “There is no Garbo! There is no Dietrich! There is only Louise Brooks!” A look at the inspirational LB. What made her stand out?

Beyond Orlando.

Spotlight on Sally Potter

A look at the work of one of Britain's great expressionists film makers. Potter eschews political and sexual stereotypes.

Scorsese in Context.

The Gangster Movie

Scorsese was critical of Marvel Movies, but given the context of his era, was he right? Here is a brief history of the gangster movie.

Blaxploitation! What it is.

The growth of alternative movies in the sixties, opened a window for black cinema in the 70 s. Blaxploitation. Is it a label? A genre? Is it both?

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Bee Goes West. Bianca Garner reviews the American new wave western: 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

The Great Daisy in Gatsby
 

March 29,1974, The Great Gatsby opened in New York. It received mixed reviews, but only one career faltered as a result: Mia Farrow's.

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