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Best Movies by Farr: Charade

June 22, 2009 | John Farr

You might also enjoy these great films: Suspicion WHAT IT'S ABOUT: The shy but wealthy Lina McLaidlaw (Joan Fontaine) marries suave, penniless Johnnie Aysgarth (Cary Grant) despite warnings that he's a gold-digging playboy. Before long, Johnnie appears to show his true colors when he gets involved in an embezzlement scheme-and his partner Beaky ...

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Best Movies by Farr: Funny Ha Ha

June 22, 2009 | John Farr

You might also enjoy these great films: Five Films (Faces & A Woman Under the Influence) WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Five films, organized chronologically, which capture the essence of the Cassavetes legacy: Ahead of its time, "Shadows" centers on a fragile love affair which dissolves when a young white man discovers his naive girlfriend ...

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Best Movies by Farr: Anchors Aweigh

June 15, 2009 | John Farr

You might also enjoy these great films: On the Town WHAT IT'S ABOUT: In 1949, legendary MGM producer Arthur Freed introduced dancer Gene Kelly to a young director named Stanley Donen, and the two collaborated on this musical, chronicling three sailors' wisecracking, happy-go-lucky shore leave in New York City. They've got just one ...

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Best Movies by Farr: The White Countess

June 15, 2009 | John Farr

You might also enjoy these great films: Shakespeare Wallah WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Lizzie Buckingham (Felicity Kendal) is part of a traveling Shakespearean troupe, the Buckingham Players, trying to eke out a living performing for less-than-enthusiastic villagers in postcolonial India. When their caravan breaks down, wealthy playboy Sanju (Shashi Kapoor) steps in to help, ...

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A Scouting Life: The Importance of Being Punctual

June 9, 2009 | Sam Hutchins

The die was cast; we were set to embark. An ambitious, detailed itinerary had been built. Darius, Stephane and I would depart for LAX and begin making our way back to New York City over the course of the next month. Kar Wai would join us at ...

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A Scouting Life: Plotting the Journey across America

June 5, 2009 | Sam Hutchins

Wong Kar Wai seemed to be wrapping his head around the story. I would have to hope so, as we had been putting in lots of time. We mainly worked nights, driving all over the city. Travis Bickle had nothing on me. We drove mostly city ...

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Producer Ted Hope Discusses the Future of Finding Film Audiences

June 4, 2009

Last week, independent film producer and blogger Ted Hope (American Splendor, 21 Grams, Adventureland) spoke to filmmakers at the New York Foundation for the Arts about a new film culture and infrastructure driven by creators and audiences alike. "We must accept that being a filmmaker means taking responsibility for our ...

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A Scouting Life: A Cast of Characters Converges

June 1, 2009 | Sam Hutchins

There is a tradition of great artists treating every aspect of their lives as a part of their work – people who are so driven by the creative urge that the individual and the work become one and the same. It can lead to personal tragedy, as in the ...

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A Scouting Life: The Dangerous Hours

May 26, 2009 | Sam Hutchins

As we were getting in the car a subway pulled out of the station and passed over our heads on the tracks. “Where does that go?” Wong Kar Wai asked. “Through south Brooklyn and into Manhattan eventually,” I answered. “We should follow it. Let’s look at places under the tracks.” Not surprising. ...

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