Tag Archives: Network

Deliverance

When we think of American cinema in the seventies, all too often we all too quickly think of the great directors. But what of the cinematograph-auteurs?

Bonnie and Clyde

When great art heralds great change, it often experiences a difficult birth. Bonnie and Clyde is a seminal moment in American film that almost never happened.

Adaptation.

If writers are told to write from experience, is Charlie Kaufman’s adaptation of Susan Orlean’s non-fiction book not really Kaufman’s autobiography?

The Most Influential Films Ever Made – Part Two

The films that really changed the course of cinema are often ones few people have seen.

Network

When Paddy Chayefsky set out to write Network, his aim was to satirise the medium that had given him his start. What he gave cinema was a tragic opera.

The Insider

The Insider was nominated for 7 Oscars including Best Picture, Director, Actor and Screenplay, but came away empty handed. Surely questions need to be asked.

Money, Money, Money

All industries need profits to survive. So why do so many Hollywood films castigate wealth and capitalism?

Sidney Lumet

Sidney Lumet left behind a body of work comparable to the likes of Scorsese, Coppola and Altman. So why wasn’t he given them same recognition?


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