Author Spotlight

Geoffrey O'Brien

Geoffrey O’Brien’s books include The Phantom Empire; Sonata for Jukebox; The Fall of the House of Walworth; Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012; and the poetry collection In a Mist.

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Le silence de la mer: Stranger in the House
Le silence de la mer: Stranger in the House

In his first feature, Jean-Pierre Melville found subtly radical ways to adapt Vercors's underground French novel about quiet resistance against the German occupation.

By Geoffrey O'Brien

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On the Road with Zatoichi
On the Road with Zatoichi

He massages, he gambles, and he’s great with a blade. Who is this blind swordsman, anyway?

By Geoffrey O'Brien

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To Be or Not to Be: The Play’s the Thing
To Be or Not to Be: The Play’s the Thing

Ernst Lubitsch’s World War II–era high-wire act is a profound take on the absurdity cruelty of civilization and a perfect black comedy to boot.

By Geoffrey O'Brien

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Purple Noon: In Broad Sunlight
Purple Noon: In Broad Sunlight

In René Clément’s sparkling but menacing anti-noir, the Mediterranean setting is as seductive as Alain Delon’s baby blues.

By Geoffrey O'Brien

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