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ALIAS JIMMY VALENTINE (Maurice Tourneur, 1915)
... ... Based on the famous O. Henry short story Alias Jimmy Valentine takes every familiar element of crime drama-robbery safe-cracking, prison hidden identities, gang solidarity and moral reformati… Read more

F FOR FAKE (Orson Welles, 1973)
... ... As the documentary Orson Welles: One Man Band shows, this great director carried an editing table with him wherever he travelled, This tool of his trade is displayed by Welles in F For Fake w… Read more

FISTS IN THE POCKET (Marco Bellocchio, 1965)
... ... The French Nouvelle vague inaugurated a string of 'new cinema' movements throughout the 1960s in countries including Brazil, Canada and Poland. Marco Bellochio's Fists in the Pocket exhibits … Read more

The Skladanowsky Brothers' Wintergarten Programme (Max Skladanowsky, 1895)
... ... On November 1, 1895, Max and Emil Sklad­anowsky presented their new invention, the projection of a programme of 'living images'. The performers in this programme were artistes appearing a… Read more

THE WOMAN THAT MEN YEARN FOR (Kurt Bernhardt, 1929)
... ... Blackmail, murder, adultery and a few other deadly sins form the basis for The Woman That Men Yearn for (1929). The film pre-dated The Blue Angel (1930), for many the first acknowledged scree… Read more

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