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Curtis Tsui

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10 Things I Learned: The Color of Pomegranates
10 Things I Learned: The Color of Pomegranates

Did you know director Sergei Parajanov also created many of the costumes for this visually spectacular masterpiece? Producer Curtis Tsui digs into this and other fascinating facts about the making of the long-hard-to-see film.

10 Things I Learned: Rumble Fish

10 Things I Learned

10 Things I Learned: Rumble Fish

1. Before Rumble Fish became a novel, S. E. Hinton wrote an early version of it as a short story, which was published in 1968 in the University of Tulsa literary magazine, Nimrod. Two details were inspired by her pets: the…

By Curtis Tsui


10 Things I Learned: Black Girl
10 Things I Learned: Black Girl

3. Having received a scholarship to the Gorky Film Institute, Sembène studied film from 1962 to 1963 in the Soviet Union under the tutelage of director Mark Donskoy (The Childhood of Maxim Gorky) and derived much of his knack for creating po…

A Tribute to Michael Cimino
A Tribute to Michael Cimino

In honor of the director, we look back at his quintessentially American narratives.

10 Things I Learned: A Brighter Summer Day
10 Things I Learned: A Brighter Summer Day

1. This week, we’re proud to release our long-awaited 4K restoration of Edward Yang’s 1991 masterpiece A Brighter Summer Day. Long unavailable on home video in the United States, this incomparable work of Taiwanese cinema is now…

Peter Yates, 1928–2011
Peter Yates, 1928–2011

I was deeply saddened by today’s news of the passing of Peter Yates, whom I had the honor to meet while producing Criterion’s DVD for his great seventies crime picture The Friends of Eddie Coyle. His death marks the loss of a warm, generous indiv…

A Visit to James Mangold’s Office
A Visit to James Mangold’s Office

If you’ve read Faber & Faber’s 1998 publication of the Sweet Smell of Success screenplay, you already know from the book’s afterword that director James Mangold (Girl, Interrupted; Walk the Line) studied under the late filmmaker Alexander M…

Cop 223 Gets Lucky
Cop 223 Gets Lucky

Okay, quiz time. What does the music video for Justin Timberlake’s “SexyBack” have to do with the Criterion Collection? Give up? Well, it was shot by none other than ace director of photography Christopher Doyle, whose work is being brought

Mann Crush
Mann Crush

Sometimes it’s pretty tough for me to divorce my inner fanboy from the (probably unrealistic) ideal of a business-only, detached producer. One such moment was when I saw that Anthony Mann’s The Furies was a part of our Paramount deal. I think the…