Delmer Daves’s 3:10 to Yuma, driven by compelling mano a mano suspense, is quite a yarn. It’s no surprise, then, that it’s based on a story by the estimable Elmore Leonard. Known predominantly for his crime fiction such as Get Shorty and Rum Punch, Leonard started his career as a writer of dime-store westerns. In this excerpt from a new interview with Criterion, Leonard reminisces about his early career writing stories like 3:10 to Yuma for pulp magazines while holding down a day job at an ad agency.
Why Swing Time Is the Greatest of All Dance Films
In this excerpt from an interview on our new edition of the Astaire-Rogers classic, dance critic Brian Seibert explains how beautifully and cleverly the film integrates dance into the structure of a romantic-comedy plot.
A Moody Meditation from the Set of Blue Velvet
In a rarely seen documentary about David Lynch’s 1986 masterpiece, the director and his star, Isabella Rossellini, give their candid impressions about the creative journey they’ve embarked on together.