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We Can't Go Home Again (1973)

TV-MA | | Drama | 2 October 2011 (USA)
The most complete, newly restored version of Nicholas Ray's experimental masterpiece embodies the director's practice of film-making as a "communal way of life." Ray plays himself in the ... See full summary »

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Nick Ray
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The most complete, newly restored version of Nicholas Ray's experimental masterpiece embodies the director's practice of film-making as a "communal way of life." Ray plays himself in the film, serving as mentor, friend, and artistic inspiration to his students. Written by Anonymous

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Nick Ray: I made ten goddamned Westerns and I can't even tie a noose.
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Nicholas Ray on the Ropes
27 October 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

More than a decade after directing his last feature film, "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955) director Nicholas Ray (as Nicholas "Nick" Ray) accepts a job teaching for the State University of New York at Binghamton. Believing his students will learn about film by filming, Mr. Ray and the class set about making a documentary-styled feature. They move in together, off-campus. Ray tapes the students and they tape Ray. They begin tentatively, wondering about each other and sharing random thoughts. The era's rebellious youth and tendency toward protest forms background static...

Ray sometimes wears a black eye-patch. A full frontal nude female walking into your eye view from atop a stairway is a memorable image. Tom Farrell shaves his beard in anguish. The main story involves suicidal tendencies. "We Can't Go home Again" is best when mixing two to five related images in split screen, but too often isolates only a fourth of the screen. Nobody explains much about filmmaking. Most of this will appeal to those who participated; it is a student film, after all. My take is that Ray is looking back on the startling 1960s and trying to see where he fit in, but couldn't...

**** We Can't Go Home Again (1976) Nicholas Ray ~ Nicholas Ray, Tom Farrell, Ned Weisman, Danny Fisher


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