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In what might be called the curse of Chekhov, the common setting is a living room, the common characters a family, and the common dynamic a stew of bitter backbiting and recrimination that ultimately gives the lie to Tolstoy, because here each unhappy family seems perfectly alike.

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The John Frankenheimer Collection

The rather complex ideological issues and unique sense of aesthetics that Frankenheimer infused in his films can be fully appreciated in this collection.

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The Manchurian Candidate: Special Edition (1962)

The Manchurian Candidate throws into horrific relief a chaotic sense of U.S. national identity.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Black Sunday (1977)

John Frankenheimer's 'Black Sunday' serves as something of a transition between 'New Hollywood' and the more spectacular films that came later.

Chris Robé
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