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Charles Tashiro
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I make films.
I make films.

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Update, future contributions and 2-camera technique
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Like pornography, it is impossible to write about Triumph of the Will, Leni Riefenstahl’s notorious documentary record of the 1934 Nazi Congress rally, without explaining why you are interested in something most would prefer to sweep under the carpet,…
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Hammer mixes myths: The Gorgon

I don’t know if Hammer Films made The Gorgon with an eye to enlarging their stable of “Eastern European,” fin-de-siècle monsters, but it is a shame that it did not initiate a new series to join their line of vampires, werewolves and Frankenstein…
The Gorgon
The Gorgon
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Fun and games at 19 Berggasse: The Seven Per Cent Solution

I waited a long, long time to acquire a decent video copy of The Seven Per Cent Solution, Herbert Ross’s film based on Nicholas Meyer’s novel about a collaboration between Sherlock Holmes and Sigmund Freud. It has been on my “buy immediately” list for…
The Seven Per Cent Solution
The Seven Per Cent Solution
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How to be a revolutionary: La Chinoise

Jean-Luc Godard’s La Chinoise is either one of the last of his relatively apolitical films, or the first expressing the far-left sympathies that he took further after the May, 1968 riots. The difference is at most a matter of degrees and academic…
La Chinoise
La Chinoise
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Dreams and Films
Dreams and Films
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Troubling troubles: Luna http://wp.me/p1pzRo-2xJ

Bernardo Bertolucci’s Luna manages the considerable feat of telling the story of an incestuous relationship between opera star Caterina Silveri (Jill Clayburgh) and her heroin addicted 15-year-old son Joe (Matthew Barry) without making the viewer turn…
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Luna
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Why is Shakespeare sacrosanct? Macbeth (1971)

William Shakespeare is as close to a secular saint as the Anglophone arts are ever likely to produce. More than just about any other figure, the defenders of literature seem compelled to rush to catalog every fault of any production of his plays by…
Macbeth (1971)
Macbeth (1971)
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The latest, at YouTube.
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