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[Film] Sanjuro, Akira Kurosawa, 1962 – Standoff with Bloody Spurt Scene

Even though the special effects pale by today’s standards, be prepared for a bit of a mess if you have a weak stomach.

Still, Sanjuro, the masterpiece directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring his favorite actor, Toshirō Mifume, is as elegantly violent a film as has ever been produced.

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[Film] Kubrick, Sellers, and Hayden on set —

A classic photo of screen legends on the set of Dr. Strangelove.

Director Stanley Kubrick lines up a shot of Sterling Hayden and Peter Sellers on the set of Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). Check out Robert Altman behind the scenes of 3 Women here

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[Film] On set of For a Few Dollars More

A jewel of a shot for Spaghetti Western fans.

Director Sergio Leone, Lee Van Cleef and Clint Eastwood on the set of For a Few Dollars More (1965).
Check out David Cronenberg by Ron Bull right here

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[Film] Carl Th. Dreyer on set of The Passion of Joan of Arc

Carl Theodor Dreyer on the set of The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928). Check out FW Murnau on set of Faust in 1926 here

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[Music] James Cagney – Yankee Doodle Dandy

Yankee Doodle Dandy was a 1942 film starring James Cagney. It was a bio-pic based on the life of George M. Cohan, known as “The Man Who Owned Broadway.”

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[Music/Art] Dada and Cabaret Voltaire

Dada was the radical movement of art which would launch all kinds of future artistic madness, such as surrealism. The Cabaret Voltaire, based in Zürich, Switzerland, was the place where this action was crystallized.

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[Film] Bicycle Thieves (1948) — Speakeasy

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[Film] Auguste & Louis Lumière – Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory (1895)

This is the beginning of the motion picture industry, believe it or not.  Brothers Auguste & Louis Lumière produced this short film of workers going in and out of their factory in 1895.  The world is still reeling from the consequences of this action.

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[Film] 5 French New Wave Films — Speakeasy

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[Film] “Ida”: A Film Masterpiece

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Thanks to dear Ana Uvar, who shared this intriguing film.  It looks to be one worth hunting down.

David Denby of The New Yorker reviews the film here.