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RARE MOVIE ART BY WALT DISNEY FAVORITE MARY BLAIR

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Walt Disney wasn’t known for dispensing compliments but he made no secret of his love for Mary Blair’s whimsical artwork and her innovative use of color. That’s why he commissioned her to create concept pieces for so many of…
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MOVIES THE OSCARS OVERLOOKED

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I hate the term “snub.” The idea that Oscar voters gather in a big tent and decide to ostracize a film or filmmaker is absurd. But when the votes are counted, it’s inevitable that some good movies are overlooked.…
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SMALL TOWN CRIME

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There was a time when genre films were a staple of the moviegoing experience. Nowadays the gulf between studio blockbusters and small-scale indies seems bigger than ever. But there is nothing artsy or arcane about the small-scale picture Small Town…
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FROM ‘STAGECOACH’ TO ‘SPARTACUS’

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When I participated in the second annual Coronado Island Film Festival in November I didn’t expect to come upon a treasure trove of Hollywood history in the town’s public library. I also met the man responsible for it, local…
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NEW AND NOTABLE FILM BOOKS – January 2018

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So many books, so little time! I haven’t had a chance to fully read each these books, which have piled up in recent months, but they are all worthy of your attention, which is why I’m happy to spread…
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CEASE FIRE! WAR IN 3-D

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Cease Fire! (1954) is a genuine curio for a number of reasons. It was made entirely in Korea, using real-life soldiers instead of actors, and filmed in 3-D. Out of circulation for more than forty years, it remains a rare…
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ORSON WELLES AND MAX OPHÜLS SHINE ON BLU-RAY RELEASES

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If there’s anything better than revisiting a good movie, it’s learning new things about it. That’s why I appreciate deluxe editions of vintage films. Olive Films’ new 4K transfer of Max Ophüls’ Letter from an Unknown Woman would be worth owning…
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