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  One of the most acclaimed underground filmmakers of all time, Kenneth Anger has been cited as an important influence on directors Martin Scorsese, David Lynch and John Waters. But did you know that he met Shirley Temple, whom he danced with on one occasion as a child? That he claims to have played the role of the Changeling Prince in the 1935 Warner Brothers film A Midsummer Night’s Dream despite production documents contradicting his…

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  “Sitting squared behind that table gives me a center, makes the story the important thing and to some extent the table is a new image that can’t be pinned down. It is authoritarian but it also is not stand-up comedy.” – Spalding Gray on  not being a stand-up comic If you read a certain amount of interviews with Spalding Gray you’re going to notice a reoccurring sentiment, a sort of consistent refusal–  it comes…

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When I first encountered Pan’s Labyrinth in 2007, my initial reaction was disgust. All I could remember after watching the film was a scene in which a frog essentially turns itself inside out (that’s a nice way of putting it), and I was wondering why such a nasty visual was deemed necessary by visionary director Guillermo del Toro. Yet, days later, my mind was still down the labyrinth, hanging out with that creepy monster with…

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  FILMS La belle et la bête (1947) Director Jean Cocteau’s mystical and visually arresting film version of the classic Beauty and the Beast story line proves to be even more timeless than Disney’s popular adaptation. Relying primarily on his stunning visuals and tableaus to tell the story, Cocteau communicates in a universal language the conflict, love, and heartbreak of the unforgettable fairy tale. Get swept away by Cocteau’s vision by experiencing the classic on the…

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by David Dower Claire Danes and Billy Crudup Very late in the film Stage Beauty, which you have one more chance to see as part of our Shakespeare on Film series, there’s a scene where Claire Danes’ character is playing Desdemona to the Othello of Billy Crudup’s character. Their acting takes on a sort of naturalism that stuns the Restoration-era audience and they hold their collective breath. The camera pans the stunned faces, searching the stage for…

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