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Howard Suber

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Some Like It Hot

Billy Wilder is to the sound era what Chaplin, Keaton and Lloyd were to the silent: one of the foremost masters of the medium’s comic forms. Like them, his comedies were not only considered the best in their time, they have continued to be the best

By Howard Suber

2001: A Space Odyssey

It is sometimes as important to be in touch with the truths of your own time as it is to be in touch with its metaphors. 2001: A Space Odyssey, one of the most influential films ever made, constructed a haunting metaphor for the modern era, dealing w…

By Howard Suber

The Graduate

Occasionally in the arts, a work manages to speak to its contemporaries in a powerful and timely way that seems to capture the essence of its era. The usual fate of such works is that they become historical artifacts, of interest only to historians a…

By Howard Suber

High Noon

It has been estimated that one out of four feature films made in America before the mid-1960s was a western. Since approximately 35,000 features were released in this country in the 70 years after the introduction of film, this would mean that over 5

By Howard Suber