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All sing the praises of Frank Borzage, a gentle director fully committed to the idea of romance in an imperfect world. Sally Eilers and James Dunn make a go of marriage, despite their personal flaws and difficulties with communication. It’s hard to believe that films of this vintage portray behaviors as sensitive as this.
Kl Studio Classics
1931 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 90 min. / Street Date December 13, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95
Cinematography Chester A. Lyons
Film Editor Margaret Clancey
Directed by Frank Borzage
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
Directors don’t come any more romantic than Frank Borzage. It is said that he was one of several Fox directors, including John Ford, who were heavily influenced by F.W. Murnau, whose Sunrise was a massive hit in »
- Glenn Erickson
With his three features — Aftershool, Simon Killer, and, most recently, Christine — director Antonio Campos has crafted a trilogy of tightly controlled character studies that put us in the scarred minds of our protagonists like few other emerging directors. To get a sense of the formative films in his life, as part of his submission to the latest Sight & Sound poll, the director revealed his 10 favorite films.
Including his “favorite film” A Clockwork Orange (as well as another Kubrick feature), there’s also classics from Francis Ford Coppola, Ingmar Bergman, and François Truffaut. Also popping up are films from Michael Haneke and Bruno Dumont, which should be no surprise if you’ve seen one of Campos’ films, and the oldest selection is King Vidor‘s The Crowd, a technically marvelous achievement from the silent era.
Check out this picks below, following a primer quote from his interview with Slant:
I grew up on narrative cinema. »
- Jordan Raup
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