In preparation for our upcoming release of D. A. Pennebaker’s groundbreaking 1967 Bob Dylan documentary Dont Look Back, we recently visited the legendary filmmaker at his home, where he introduced us to an old friend. Read more »
Wim Wenders’s movie career has been a heck of a journey. The director, who turned seventy this month, was one of the prime movers behind New German Cinema in the seventies and, in the decades since, has gone on to make films all over the world, . . . Read more »
Not just the two prime figures of the French New Wave, Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut were also close friends. That began to change in the late sixties and early seventies, when their careers diverged dramatically . . .
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The films Agnès Varda made while living on the West Coast of the United States are some of the most searching and challenging of her stellar career. Read more »
When I embarked on my biography of Ingmar Bergman in the late 1970s, I was intrigued by the fact that friends and fellow critics in Sweden never mentioned the composer Erik Nordgren. Yet he had written the music for so many of the acclaimed . . . Read more »