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On beauties and their beasts

Disney’s animated 1991 version of the classic tale is fuelled by women’s erotic impulses and a view of men as monsters – as are so many other versions, from Jean Cocteau to Angela Carter, as Marina Warner explored in our October 1991 issue.

By Marina Warner

On beauties and their beasts
From the Sight and Sound archive

The dewdrop on a blade of grass: Satyajit Ray in conversation

By Folke Isaksson

The dewdrop on a blade of grass: Satyajit Ray in conversation
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“Monte Hellman made westerns unlike any before or since”: Quentin Tarantino hymns Ride in the Whirlwind

By Quentin Tarantino

“Monte Hellman made westerns unlike any before or since”: Quentin Tarantino hymns Ride in the Whirlwind
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“You never stop moving! You never go anywhere!”: the final scene of Shampoo

By Sheila O'Malley

“You never stop moving! You never go anywhere!”: the final scene of Shampoo
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“American audiences’ greater education seems to have evaporated”: Jack Nicholson interviewed in 1974

By John Russell Taylor

“American audiences’ greater education seems to have evaporated”: Jack Nicholson interviewed in 1974
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How the movies woke up to jazz

By Tom Milne

How the movies woke up to jazz
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Dirk Bogarde: a class act

By Nick James

Dirk Bogarde: a class act
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“I don’t want to know movie directors”: Patricia Highsmith on her film adaptations

By Gerald Peary

“I don’t want to know movie directors”: Patricia Highsmith on her film adaptations
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“What, are you crazy, move the camera? Just leave it there!” Martin Scorsese on The King of Comedy

By Terrence Rafferty

“What, are you crazy, move the camera? Just leave it there!” Martin Scorsese on The King of Comedy
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“Desire is violence”: Claire Denis on Beau Travail

By Chris Darke

“Desire is violence”: Claire Denis on Beau Travail
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“Bogarde is exactly ripe for this role”: on the set of Visconti’s Death in Venice

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
From the Sight and Sound archive

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
From the Sight and Sound archive

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
From the Sight and Sound archive

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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