The Lady Vanishes Revisited
If I had not seen The Lady Vanishes at the age of seven, I might never have become a film critic. I was the fifth child of parents well into middle age: clearly an “accident,” as I was ten-years-plus younger than the other four. My siblings were…
Le plaisir: Life Is Movement
The Furies: Mann of the Western
The year 1950 marked a turning point in Anthony Mann’s career, the moment when he passed from the series of brilliant film noir B movies that had established him to the westerns that made him a major figure.