Imagine being plucked from obscurity at age nineteen to star alongside Charlie Chaplin. That’s what happened to London stage actor Claire Bloom in 1951, when she was courted for the female leading role in Chaplin’s Limelight. We recently interviewed the gracious Bloom about her experiences working with Chaplin for our release of Limelight. Watch the beginning of that interview below.
Donald Richie Uncovers the Traces of a Lost Japan
In collaboration with director Lucille Carra, the renowned writer brought his impressionistic travelogue The Inland Sea—an unusual choice for a film adaptation—to the big screen.
A Palette That Sizzles On-Screen
Filmmaker Darnell Martin and writer Nelson George discuss how vividly Do the Right Thing captures the heat of a Brooklyn summer and the diverse skin tones of its cast of color.
A Genius of French Cinema Delivers a Career-Defining Performance
Raimu is at his subtle best in one of the most moving scenes in The Baker’s Wife, a moment in which the actor channels the collective despair of France’s working class.