Articles tagged james stewart

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.

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23 May 2008 // 6:51 AM

Of all the male stars from Hollywood’s “Golden Age” in the 1930s, `40s and `50s, James Stewart may have been the most versatile. Yet

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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.

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Fast-paced ‘Scarface’ pushed `30s violence limits, stirred censors

Two important and controversial Hollywood films—one from 1932, the other from 1950—are among the most intriguing recent DVD releases. The notoriety of the original Scarface,

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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.

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6 Nov 2006 // 9:40 PM

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.

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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.

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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.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

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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//Mixed media

Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

// Sound Affects

"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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