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The Arrangement (Kazan, 1969)

The Arrangement was such a surprise. Elia Kazan’s second-to-last film, it feels so much more progressive and together than The Visitors. It sort of reminded me of Frank Perry’s The Swimmer from the year before – classic Hollywood actor faces mid-life crisis … Continue reading

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Sergeant York (Hawks, 1941) and Gentleman’s Agreement (Kazan, 1947)

Not my favorite Howard Hawks film, 1941’s Sergeant York treads some familiar ground stylistically for the director.  Based on a true story, this is Hawks at his most saccharine and also, maybe even as much as in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, his most musical. … Continue reading

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Wanda (Loden, 1970)

Maybe it’s because I just finished a few weeks of teaching the American New Wave/New American Cinema, but I’ve been watching a lot of 1960s and 1970s independent or semi-independent classics.  Categorize Barbara Loden’s (Elia Kazan’s wife) only feature film … Continue reading

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