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  • Day for Night (1973) - Francois Truffaut

    Truffaut’s film … is a poem in praise of making movies … We learn in an offhand way some of the trade secrets of moviemaking, such as … how scenes are shot “day for night” (a filter is used to give the effect of night while shooting in daylight) … Truffaut was a founder of the […]

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  • Gare du Nord (2013) - Claire Simon

    [French language] GARE DU NORD was originally conceived as a transmedia project by Les Films d’ici, including “… a feature film, interactive website, documentary and theater play …

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  • Are movies dead? -

    Citing the high quality of both this year’s Oscar nominees and the 2014 Sundance Film Festival line-up, Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir argues against current claims that we’ve entered the post-cinematic era.

  • Prisoner of the Mountains/Caucasus (1996) - Sergey Bodrov

    “Unlike the majority of American battle movies in recent years — movies that often treat real wars as huge video games fought by wise-cracking superheroes and bloodthirsty supervillains — Bodrov’s update of Tolstoy’s tale suggests that wars are simply fought, with sometimes hideous consequences, by men. (And, in this case, women and children.)” (Chicago Tribune)

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