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Downhill Racer: Criterion Collection

November 24, 2015

There are few good sports films that aren’t riddled with clichés and there are even fewer good films about skiing. Downhill Racer (1969) is one of those rare exceptions. Based on Oakley Hill’s 1963 novel, The Downhill Racers, Paramount Pictures optioned... 

Downhill Racer: Criterion Collection

November 19, 2009

There are few good sports films that aren’t riddled with clichés and there are even fewer good films about skiing. Downhill Racer (1969) is one of those rare exceptions. Based on Oakley Hill’s 1963 novel, The Downhill Racers, Paramount Pictures optioned... 

Inside the Actors Studio: Icons

December 11, 2006

Since 1994, Bravo has aired Inside the Actors Studio, a program that explores, in depth, the art of acting and directing. The Actors Studio was created in 1947 based on the acting principles of Constantin Stanislavski and guided by its leader Lee Strasberg... 

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: The Ultimate Collector’s Edition

June 12, 2006

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) marked the first time that legendary actors Paul Newman and Robert Redford teamed up on the big screen together and the results were one of the classic buddy action movies of all time. Chemistry is crucial in... 

An Unfinished Life

May 1, 2006

An Unfinished Life (2005) is one of those character-driven kinds of movies that takes its time letting us gradually get to know its characters. It isn’t terribly original but a well-made effort nonetheless. Einar Gilkyson (Redford) leads a simple existence... 

Controversial Classics Volume 2: The Power of the Media

March 31, 2006

The 1970s was a fertile time for challenging, politically charged movies. Thanks to Easy Rider (1969) a lot of riskier material was getting green-lit by the major Hollywood studios and, in some cases; they were commenting on the current political climate... 

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