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Mad Mann: Fury Road – Steven Spielberg’s Duel

Duel, was Steven Spielberg’s 1971 television – movie calling card to the big leagues. It works not just as a primal gas guzzling thriller of implacable threat, between the little guy and an uncaring force that literally wants to squeeze him out of the frame. It’s also a study of both paranoia and modern male […]

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Vilmos Zsigmond: Finding the Right Light

Legendary Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC, passed away on January 1 this year. His body of work and collaborations in Hollywood, after he first came to prominence there with Robert Altman on McCabe & Mrs Miller, numbers some of the most classic films of American cinemas resurgence. Films like Deliverance, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Heaven’s Gate, […]

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All On Accounta Paddlin’ A River: John Boorman’s Deliverance

It’s the early 1970’s: two first time novelists works will be translated into unforgettable films of primal terror. While Peter Benchley’s Jaws under Steven Spielberg’s eye lead to the birth of summer blockbusters, James Dickey’s Deliverance, directed by  John Boorman, birthed a slew of darker crazy hillbilly / isolated weirdo horrors. Southern Comfort is considered an unofficial […]

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Deliverance: The Cast Looks Back

In 1972 director John Boorman adapted John Dickey’s chilling novel Deliverance, in which four privileged city boys come up against the primal power of nature as they attempt to navigate the treacherous  Cahulawassee river, seeking to ride the rapids before the whole area is flooded by dam construction, and evade the locals whose wrath they have incurred. […]

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