Our new release of In Cold Blood, Richard Brooks’s chilling 1967 true-crime masterpiece, features an interview with film critic and jazz historian Gary Giddins, who offers a wonderfully illuminating examination of legendary record producer Quincy Jones’s music for the film. In the clip above, Giddins discusses how Jones's menacing jazz score made fascinating use of bass lines—which were played by famed session musician Carol Kaye—and how these haunting musical cues set the psychological tone for the film.
Ritwik Ghatak’s Pursuit of Truth Beyond Realism
Acclaimed Indian filmmakers Saeed Akhtar Mirza and Kumar Shahani discuss how the Bengali master mixed expressionism and naturalism in his devastating domestic tragedy The Cloud-Capped Star.
A Howl of Defiance from the Italian Sixties
Marco Bellocchio’s subversive debut feature, Fists in the Pocket, emerged out of a period of social unrest, taking aim at both bourgeois values and Catholic hypocrisy.
Ozu and Noda: Birds of a Feather
A new documentary by filmmaker Daniel Raim, featured on our release of The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice, explores one of Japanese cinema’s most fruitful writer-director partnerships.