Douglas Sirk Auteurist critics have embraced the whole of Douglas Sirk’s work for at least 35 years, an intellectual clinch first marked by the filmmaker’s entry in Andrew Sarris’s "The American Cinema 1928-1968." Summer Storm, A Scandal in Paris, There’s Always Tomorrow, All That Heaven Allows, Written on the Wind, Imitation of Life these have been long acknowledged as unadulterated masterpieces. But celebrating Sirk was a more hazardous venture than, say, fêting Samuel Fuller...Read Part 1
The Peter Panning of Steven Spielberg (Reprint / 1992) - The "Panning of Steven Spielberg" ran as a two-part series in consecutive issues of Film Comment in 1992. I dont see any reason to back off either the general premise that an analysis of Hook reveals Spielbergs central preoccupations in his films up to that point or the individual analysis of movies.Read Part 1 | Read Part 2
Clint Eastwood - "Scraps of Hope" (Reprint / 1992) - First as an actor, then as an actor-producer and actor-director, Clint Eastwood has helped extend and re-imagine the Western with startling persistence and consistency throughout his career. more
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