Tag Archives: John Schlesinger

Dog Day Afternoon

With an Oscar-winning script from Frank Pierson, Dog Day Afternoon is a masterclass in breaking the basic rules of screenwriting.

Cinema Sex

Orson Welles was one of cinema’s true geniuses but was he correct in claiming that two things cinema couldn’t honestly depict were prayer and sex?

A Room with a View

James Ivory, Ismail Merchant and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala had been making films for over two decades when, in 1986 they delivered their breakout hit.

Midnight Cowboy

1969 was an important year for the western, with Midnight Cowboy standing as a highly original addition to, and departure from, the genre.


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