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Wednesday, November 12 2008

Unchartered Territory: The Making of an Icon in The James Stewart Western Collection

As he headed westward in his films, a new, darker Jimmy Stewart helped redefine a genre.


Sunday, December 2 2007

Its A Wonderful Life: Two-Disc Collectors Set

Contrary to its public image, Frank Capra's greatest film is a dark and turbulent tale of surrender and sacrifice, of human frailty and defeatism, of that proverbial ledge from which hopes and dreams are thrown to the raging waters.


Monday, January 22 2007

Pixilated: Frank Capra’s Columbia Years

Capra's films of the '30s are seminal works and cannot be underestimated; their influence on American film has been viral, forever infiltrating the structural and thematic templates of contemporary cinema.


Monday, November 6 2006

Directed by John Ford

Ford's brusque manner is well known, inspiring equal parts fear, respect, and awe among the many interviewees assembled for this look-back at his career and reputation.


Monday, April 12 2004

The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

The circus crew is depicted as a cross between Santa's Workshop and the U.S. Army; they are impossibly virtuous, toiling endlessly for the delight of children.


Tuesday, March 25 2003

You Can’t Take It With You (1938)

Reveals the liberation offered by non-alienating work and examines the matrices between class and gender, as few other films do.


Sunday, January 1 1995

Rear Window (1954/2000)

Rear Window's theatrical rerelease is, among other things, a showcase for mainstream moviedom's emergent special effects technologies.


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