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Brad Stevens

Brad Stevens is the author of two books: Monte Hellman: His Life and Films (McFarland, 2003) and Abel Ferrara: The Moral Vision (FAB Press, 2004).

He has contributed to Sight & Sound, Video Watchdog, Cahiers du Cinema, Trafic, The Dark Side, The Movie Book of the Western, The Little Black Book: Movies, International Film Guide 2008, and the website Senses of Cinema.

He recorded commentary tracks (in collaboration with R. Dixon Smith) for the Masters of Cinema DVDs of F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu and Tabu.

He appears in the documentaries A Short Film About the Long Career of Abel Ferrara, Odyssey in Rome, Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape and Outliving Dracula: Le Fanu’s Carmilla.

He can be seen interviewing Christopher Lee on the VCI and Salvation DVDs of The City of the Dead, and has written DVD sleeve notes for Shock Corridor, The Naked Kiss, Full Metal Jacket, The Driller Killer, La Notte, Obsession, Les Diaboliques, Knightriders and the Masters of Cinema box set of Buster Keaton’s short films.

He tweets at @BradStevens22.

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  • TV’s a crowd

    Do television’s collective values hobble its artistic potential, asks Brad Stevens?

    Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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  • Flaming the fans

    On the internet, amateur subtitlers are taking commercially neglected cinema into their own hands, says Brad Stevens.

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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  • Reputational roundelays

    Should artists’ second thoughts always be the final word, wonders Brad Stevens?

    Monday, July 8, 2013

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  • From the Magazine

    Libido, morality and a broom

    Usually seen as an oddity, if seen at all, Nicholas Ray’s late erotic short The Janitor distils his interest in the tussle between id and superego, writes Brad Stevens.

    Friday, May 3, 2013

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  • From the Magazine

    Rambo agonistes

    As well as macho wish-fulfilment, US cinema of the 1980s offered plenty of films that questioned ideas of heroism and masculinity, says Brad Stevens.

    Friday, April 5, 2013

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  • From the Magazine

    Credit where credit’s due

    From Jean Renoir to Monte Hellman, plenty of directors have seen their own distinctive work appear in films credited to others, says Brad Stevens.

    Friday, March 8, 2013

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  • From the Magazine

    Reflections on style

    Classical Hollywood mise en scène, once so commonplace in popular cinema, is all too rare in the work of today’s supposed masters, argues Brad Stevens.

    Friday, February 8, 2013

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  • Zalman King, 1942-2012

    Blue-movie maestro and latest of a long line of disparaged women’s-movie masters.

    Thursday, February 7, 2013

    Obituaries

  • From the Magazine

    Playing in a different key

    Films made by musicians often look beyond the remit of conventional filmmaking both in their form and subject-matter, reckons Brad Stevens.

    Friday, January 11, 2013

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  • From the Magazine

    Playing it cool

    Has Abel Ferrara been punished for his refusal to subscribe to the too-cool-for-school sensibility of von Trier and the Coens, wonders Brad Stevens?

    Friday, November 30, 2012

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