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The One and Only Saul Turell

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The One and Only Saul Turell

On what would have been Saul Turell’s ninety-seventh birthday, Peter Cowie celebrates the man who was the beating heart behind Janus Films.

By Peter Cowie

On Film / Features
Jan 20, 2018
Anthony Asquith

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Anthony Asquith

Critic Peter Cowie pays tribute to a quintessentially English master, whose prolific career stretches back to the silent era.

By Peter Cowie

On Film / Short Takes
Apr 11, 2017
Talking Welles With the Great Jeanne Moreau

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Talking Welles With the Great Jeanne Moreau

During a 2006 meeting with the author, French New Wave icon Jeanne Moreau reminisced about working with Orson Welles, Louis Malle, and François Truffaut, and her turn to acting as a means of eluding the “destiny of a regular girl.”

By Peter Cowie

On Film / Features
Aug 24, 2016
Listening With Ray Dolby

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Listening With Ray Dolby

Ray Dolby did not match the conventional image of an eccentric inventor, nor that of a business mogul. But his name now represents a benchmark by which the recording of sound and its playback on disc and in movie theaters is judged.

By Peter Cowie

On Film / Features
Apr 4, 2016
William Becker (1927–2015), Mentor, Host, Friend

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William Becker (1927–2015), Mentor, Host, Friend

In his latest column, Peter Cowie reflects on his friendship with our beloved cofounder.

By Peter Cowie

On Film / Features
Sep 14, 2015
Meeting a Music Master, Erik Nordgren

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Meeting a Music Master, Erik Nordgren

The composer is credited with scoring eleven films for Bergman—among them Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), Wild Strawberries (1957), and The Magician (1958)—the last being The Virgin Spring (1960), with its evocative use of medieval instruments.

By Peter Cowie

On Film / Features
Jul 23, 2015
Richard Corliss (1944–2015), a Passionate Critic

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Richard Corliss (1944–2015), a Passionate Critic

A well-deserved profusion of obituaries has reported in detail the achievements of Richard Corliss as a film journalist.

By Peter Cowie

On Film / Features
Apr 30, 2015
Letters from Truffaut

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Letters from Truffaut

The author recalls his encounters and correspondence with the filmmaker.

By Peter Cowie

On Film / Features
Mar 19, 2015
Remembering Francesco Rosi (1922–2015)

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Remembering Francesco Rosi (1922–2015)

The author remembers the late filmmaker.

By Peter Cowie

On Film / Features
Jan 12, 2015
Sam Fuller in Scotland

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Sam Fuller in Scotland

In person, Sam was a blunt-nosed nonconformist, small of stature but forever leading with his Cuban cigar.

By Peter Cowie

On Film / Features
Dec 28, 2014
A Moment with Jacques Tati

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A Moment with Jacques Tati

The author recalls meeting the filmmaker in a Swedish hotel in the ’70s.

By Peter Cowie

On Film / Features
Oct 23, 2014
On Set With Olivier

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On Set With Olivier

The author’s recollections of the great English actor.

By Peter Cowie

On Film / Features
Jul 1, 2014
Lindsay Anderson's Singular Path

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Lindsay Anderson's Singular Path

The author recalls his meetings and correspondence with the uncompromisingly independent British director.

By Peter Cowie

On Film / Features
May 14, 2014
A Tour of the Taj With Satyajit Ray

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A Tour of the Taj With Satyajit Ray

The author’s encounters with the great Indian filmmaker.

By Peter Cowie

On Film / Features
Jan 27, 2014
The Mythic Welles

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The Mythic Welles

The author reflects on his interactions with the great filmmaker.

By Peter Cowie

On Film / Features
Dec 23, 2013
Otto Preminger, His Way

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Otto Preminger, His Way

The author’s colorful interactions with the famously crusty filmmaker.

By Peter Cowie

On Film / Features
Nov 5, 2013
Wajda. Man of Courage and Vigor

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Wajda. Man of Courage and Vigor

The author describes his interactions with the great Polish filmmaker.

By Peter Cowie

On Film / Features
Sep 30, 2013
Lulu Forever

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Lulu Forever

The story of the author’s long correspondence with the silent film icon.

By Peter Cowie

On Film / Features
Jul 31, 2013
Through the Years With Bergman

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Through the Years With Bergman

The author recounts the story of his friendship with the great filmmaker.

By Peter Cowie

On Film / Features
Jun 18, 2013
A Series of Flashbacks

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A Series of Flashbacks

The author introduces a new Current series that will feature his reminiscences about his encounters in international cinema circles over the past five-plus decades.

By Peter Cowie

On Film / Features
Jun 17, 2013