Articles tagged oskar werner

7 May 2009 // 8:59 PM

Voyage of the Dammed

An affecting, if flawed, middlebrow drama about a seldom-discussed Depression-era tragedy.

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

This is easily one of Burton’s best performances in a long career of great roles. He embodies so eloquently the ambivalence of the Cold War and the sad fiction of the “sexy spy”.

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Jules and Jim: Criterion Collection (1962)

'Truffaut had the dread of everything conventional. Above all, he detested the conventionality of the nonconventional,' Jean Gruault notes.

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The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1965)

Martin Ritt coaxes a performance from Richard Burton that reveals Leamas as a full-fledged existential hero.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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