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Les bon temps rouler: rolling with Les Blank’s good-time movies

In this piece from our February 2015 issue, Nick Pinkerton celebrates the late documentary filmmaker Les Blank’s joyful, raucous, you-are-there dispatches from the disappearing margins of American life.

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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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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Sorrowful black death is not a hot ticket: bell hooks on Spike Lee’s Crooklyn

By Bell Hooks

Sorrowful black death is not a hot ticket: bell hooks on Spike Lee’s Crooklyn