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Difficult--as Easy--to Know Difficult--as Easy--to Know

If a woman is beautiful, what else is there to know? The acquaintances of Adriana don’t bother to learn much else in 1965's I Knew Her Well (Io la conoscevo bene), an Italian Neorealist film by Antonio Pietrangeli that follows in the footsteps of La Dolce Vita in its subject matter and visual style but follows a more…

Death Walks Across the Desert Death Walks Across the Desert

A man drags a coffin through a muddy grey town. This is a Spaghetti Western, not a Hammer horror film, but it’s the introduction of Gothic horror imagery and atmosphere into a Western that explains much of the appeal of 1966’s Django. The second half of the film is in some ways less interesting, becoming more of an…

The Evolving Relationship of Hero,
Damsel, and Villain The Evolving Relationship of Hero, Damsel, and Villain

What if Maid Marian, while held captive, decided to have sex with Prince John? What if Penelope decided to sleep with one of her suitors in The Odyssey? You might have a situation not dissimilar to the one depicted in 1981’s Banovic Stahinja, remarkable not only for its subversion of the familiar pattern and…

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