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“Bogarde is exactly ripe for this role”: on the set of Visconti’s Death in Venice

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Luchino Visconti’s adaptation of Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice, we republish this report from our Autumn 1970 issue in which Margaret Hinxman visits the film’s set and talks to its star Dirk Bogarde.

By Margaret Hinxman

“Bogarde is exactly ripe for this role”: on the set of Visconti’s Death in Venice
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“I am NOT going to write my memoirs!”: Gloria Swanson talks pictures

By Rui Nogueira

“I am NOT going to write my memoirs!”: Gloria Swanson talks pictures
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Funeral in Berlin: Marlene Dietrich and Germany

By Gertrud Koch

Funeral in Berlin: Marlene Dietrich and Germany
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Wolves, lambs – and Clarice Starling: the rise of the serial killer in 1990s cinema

By Amy Taubin

Wolves, lambs – and Clarice Starling: the rise of the serial killer in 1990s cinema
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How to dramatise a plague: a brief history of Aids on screen

By Simon McCallum

How to dramatise a plague: a brief history of Aids on screen
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The man in the cryogenic freezer: an interview with John Carpenter

By Tom Milne and Richard Combs

The man in the cryogenic freezer: an interview with John Carpenter
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Remake/remodel: 45 weird and wonderful alternative film cuts

By James Bell, Tom Charity and others

Remake/remodel: 45 weird and wonderful alternative film cuts
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The Basilisks perfectly evokes the languor of the Italian South

By Elizabeth Sussex

The Basilisks perfectly evokes the languor of the Italian South
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The needle and the damage done: Paul Thomas Anderson on Phantom Thread

By James Bell

The needle and the damage done: Paul Thomas Anderson on Phantom Thread
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Witness to a killing: the Maysles brothers on Gimme Shelter

By Robert Phillip Kolker

Witness to a killing: the Maysles brothers on Gimme Shelter
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Jean-Luc Godard in the USA

By Claire Clouzot

Jean-Luc Godard in the USA
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Les bon temps rouler: rolling with Les Blank’s good-time movies

By Nick Pinkerton

Les bon temps rouler: rolling with Les Blank’s good-time movies
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“Welcome to the circle. Bang bang”: Iain Sinclair on King of New York

By Iain Sinclair

“Welcome to the circle. Bang bang”: Iain Sinclair on King of New York
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Blood and redemption: Lizzie Borden on Raging Bull and male inhibition

By Lizzie Borden

Blood and redemption: Lizzie Borden on Raging Bull and male inhibition
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On being Black in film noir

By Angelica Jade Bastién

On being Black in film noir
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Before Bond: Sean Connery’s early years

By Geoffrey Macnab

Before Bond: Sean Connery’s early years
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Ghoulies and ghosties: Curtis Harrington on the evolution of the supernatural horror film

By Curtis Harrington

Ghoulies and ghosties: Curtis Harrington on the evolution of the supernatural horror film
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Satire with tweezers: Alexander Mackendrick’s The Ladykillers

By Philip Kemp

Satire with tweezers: Alexander Mackendrick’s The Ladykillers
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Love to death: Hitchcock, Du Maurier and Rebecca

By Alison Light

Love to death: Hitchcock, Du Maurier and Rebecca
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Colonial guilt: India Song and Marguerite Duras

By Carlos Clarens

Colonial guilt: India Song and Marguerite Duras
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Notes from the cinematographer: Léonce-Henry Burel on working with Robert Bresson

By Tom Milne

Notes from the cinematographer: Léonce-Henry Burel on working with Robert Bresson
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Erich Von Stroheim in London

By Karel Reisz

Erich Von Stroheim in London
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Kenneth Tynan on Greta Garbo: “The ecstasy of existing”

By Kenneth Tynan

Kenneth Tynan on Greta Garbo: “The ecstasy of existing”
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Meet whiplash Wilder: Billy Wilder interviewed in 1967

By Charles Higham

Meet whiplash Wilder: Billy Wilder interviewed in 1967
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Mothers, lovers and others: films by Black British female directors

By Karen Alexander

Mothers, lovers and others: films by Black British female directors
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“We have to study you in order to survive”: Horace Ové on Black and white Britain

By Sylvia Paskin

“We have to study you in order to survive”: Horace Ové on Black and white Britain
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A rage in Harlesden: Stuart Hall on Babymother, Britain’s first dancehall drama

By Stuart Hall

A rage in Harlesden: Stuart Hall on Babymother, Britain’s first dancehall drama
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Alfred Hitchcock: my own methods

By Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock: my own methods
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White noise: Carol Clover on Joel Schumacher’s Falling Down

By Carol Clover

White noise: Carol Clover on Joel Schumacher’s Falling Down
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