The Western is the oldest genre in the movies, first appearing in 1903 with The Great Train Robbery. When the villain pointed his gun at the audience and started shooting, it was an assault that had people screaming, fainting or running for the exits.
by Roger Leatherwood Scan the credits of some of the best-known comedy films of the silent era and one name appears again and again: Clyde Bruckman.
Dear Friends, We know that you are busy at this time of year and don’t want to overwhelm you. This week we have chosen a few offerings to provide you some laughs and good holiday cheer.
François Truffaut’s many hour of interviews with the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock resulted in a book that influenced several generations of filmmakers. It helped film lovers understand the language of cinema as Truffaut integrated images with their discussions in a truly special collaboration.
Dear Friends, Ever heard of Hitchcock or Truffaut? Most likely you have seen some of their movies—possibly more of the work they directed than by other filmmakers. Our focus this week is on the new documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut as the French director’s daughter Laura and independent filmmaker Roger Leatherwood take turns writing about it. Pam Grady […]
The Director of Programming at the New York Film Festival has made his third movie about the movies. Kent Jones offers personal memories about growing up with Truffaut and Hitchcock as his guides. Pam Grady then interviews the maker of Hitchcock/Truffaut.