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Dave Kehr

Dave Kehr's film criticism has appeared in many anthologies and publications, from Premiere to Cahiers du cinéma. A collection of his work, When Movies Mattered, was published in 2011 by University of Chicago Press.

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Indiscretion of an American Wife &Terminal Station

Vittorio De Sica was one of the world’s most celebrated filmmakers when, in 1952, David O. Selznick commissioned Terminal Station (Stazione Termini, 1954) from him and his screenwriting partner, Cesare Zavattini. The film would be a gallant experim…

By Dave Kehr

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Loves of a Blonde

When Milos Forman’s Loves of a Blonde had its American premiere at the New York Film Festival in 1966, it was an immediate sensation. Nothing quite as fresh and apparently spontaneous had appeared on the scene since François Truffaut’s The 400 B

By Dave Kehr

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Black Narcissus

When Black Narcissus opened in England in 1947, Great Britain was barely emerging from the agony and exhaustion of World War II. Nothing could be further from gray, hungry postwar London than the India imagined by director Michael Powell and screenwr…

By Dave Kehr