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Babette’s Feast: Criterion Collection

July 24, 2013

 Babette’s Feast: Criterion Collection

Based on the short story of the same name by famous Dutch writer Karen Blixen (under the pen name Isak Dimesen), Babette’s Feast (1987) is one of the highmarks of Scandinavian cinema during the 1980s. Martine (Federspiel) and Philippa (Kjer) are two... 

Lord of the Flies: Criterion Collection

July 22, 2013

 Lord of the Flies: Criterion Collection

Soon after William Golding’s book Lord of the Flies was published in 1954, Ealing Studios bought the film option, but it soon became apparent that they would never make it and sold the rights to producer Sam Spiegel. He hired the experimental theater... 

Safety Last!: Criterion Collection

July 9, 2013

 Safety Last!: Criterion Collection

Along with Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd was one of the most popular movie stars of the silent film era with Safety Last! (1923) being one of his signature movies and the shot of him hanging precariously off a tall building’s clock... 

Things to Come: Criterion Collection

July 3, 2013

 Things to Come: Criterion Collection

H.G. Wells was a prolific author responsible for science fiction classics like The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and The War of the Worlds. He eventually became interested in writing about where he thought humanity was headed and where it ought... 

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