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Tabletop Intimacy: One Scene from À nos amours

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Tabletop Intimacy: One Scene from À nos amours

The director of Love After Love examines the emotional subtlety of Maurice Pialat’s camera work in a pivotal scene in the 1983 masterpiece À nos amours.

By Russell Harbaugh

On Film / Features
Apr 2, 2018
The Sun on Their Faces: One Scene from People on Sunday

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The Sun on Their Faces: One Scene from People on Sunday

One of the most memorable sequences in the silent classic People on Sunday explores the experience of being photographed and the tension between still and moving images.

By Imogen Sara Smith

On Film / Features
Jan 24, 2018
Alone Together in the City: One Scene from Naked

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Alone Together in the City: One Scene from Naked

The disheveled drifter at the heart of Mike Leigh’s 1993 masterpiece collides with a disturbed young man in this brilliantly acted, semi-screwball scene.

By Ashley Clark

On Film / Short Takes
Aug 9, 2017
Transitory Figures: One Scene from Before Sunrise

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Transitory Figures: One Scene from Before Sunrise

Romantic love is poignant because it is an infinite feeling that exists in a finite frame. And Richard Linklater’s Before Trilogy is the most romantic and profound of love stories because it imbues love with the weight of time. In these three films…

By Michael Koresky

On Film / Short Takes
Feb 13, 2017
Thoughts and Words Won’t Save Us: One Scene from The Human Condition

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Thoughts and Words Won’t Save Us: One Scene from The Human Condition

When I first heard about The Human Condition (1959–61), I was already familiar with director Masaki Kobayashi’s irreverent Harakiri (1962), a favorite film of mine where samurai are scum of the earth and honor is equivalent to dirt. I immediately…

By Emma Ríos

On Film / Short Takes
Jun 2, 2014
Subtle Communication: One Scene from Scenes from a Marriage

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Subtle Communication: One Scene from Scenes from a Marriage

Every time I watch Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes from a Marriage, I am stunned that a film could be so full. Here is this thing stuffed with detail, design, behavior, emotion, surprise, and skill. Like Fanny and Alexander and Face to Face, the work exist…

By Patrick Wang

On Film / Short Takes
Dec 19, 2012
Stealing the Spotlight: One Scene from Monterey Pop

By Sean Durkin

On Film / Short Takes
Jun 18, 2012
The Mechanics of the Job: One Scene from The Friends of Eddie Coyle

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The Mechanics of the Job: One Scene from The Friends of Eddie Coyle

Along with Who’ll Stop the Rain and Charley Varrick, I first saw The Friends of Eddie Coyle on late-night TV when I was ten or eleven. It would be another twenty-five years before I got ahold of the film again. Watching it recently reminded me why …

By Ben Wheatley

On Film / Short Takes
Mar 28, 2012
Front-Seat Isolation: One Scene from 3 Women

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Front-Seat Isolation: One Scene from 3 Women

1973 Ford Pinto with Tanguy Sky (“3 Women”) 2011 | oil on canvas | 40 x 60 inches

By Eric White

On Film / Short Takes
Mar 16, 2012