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August 3, 2014 9:37 AM - Subscribe

I'm wondering if there is appetite for a series on films (especially the lesser-known films) made by the American auteurs of the 1960's and 1970's: Altman, Kubrick, Rafelson, Friedkin, et al.

(I still want an excuse to buy the Blu-Ray of "Sorcerer.")

If some people would be into this, I'd be happy to kick off the series with a FanFare post on Robert Aldrich's "Twilight's Last Gleaming," which is sort of a very non-comic version of "Dr. Strangelove" with Burt Lancaster as the guy who's going to launch the bombs. Also starring Paul Winfield, Richard Widmark, Burt Young, Charles Durning, and a host of the best classic-era stars like Joseph Cotten and Melvyn Douglas in cameo parts.

Whether or not folks would be up for a series, I'll probably do a "Twilight's Last Gleaming" post sometime in the next couple of months anyway.

Thoughts? Feels?
posted by Sheydem-tants (3 comments total)
I'd be very interested in this as a series! I love this era of cinema, but I have some gaps in my knowledge, so this would be a great opportunity to fill some of them in.
posted by scody at 11:12 AM on August 3, 2014

Thieves Like Us?
posted by the man of twists and turns at 7:55 PM on August 3, 2014

the man of twists and turns: Exactly. Well-known director, obscure-ish film.
posted by Sheydem-tants at 10:51 AM on August 4, 2014

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