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Backside Soundtrack

There is an adage about watching cinema on mute. It dictates that a film is truly worth its salt when all sonic components are removed and the work remains comprehensible and compelling. It’s a very pedagogical saying, something likely concocted to impress upon film students that good filmmaking comes, first and foremost, from calculated cinematography……

Pretty Boys & Pathos: The Night Was Mine

Click to read more in Bastien’s Pretty Boys & Pathos column. To understand Tony Curtis you need to chart the contradictions between his pretty boy looks and the darkness lurking at the edge of his smile—long lashes, bright blue eye—he’s hard to peg. His looks lie at the strange crossroads between matinee idol and Brooklyn…