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Culture, The Exhibitionist Castro Salutes Nicholas Ray, a Troubled Director Who Made Troubling Films

Castro Salutes Nicholas Ray, a Troubled Director Who Made Troubling Films

In the 1950s and early 1960s, Nicholas Ray directed big-budget Hollywood films that rarely had anything to do with the mainstream American cinema of the day. He held a position on the inside track of Hollywood for well over a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Father’s Little Helper

Father’s Little Helper

For a self-described character actor, James Mason played a central role in an impressive number of great films — Odd Man Out, 5 Fingers, A Star Is Born, North by Northwest, Lolita. He was the epitome of dapper, cultured menace,…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it"s always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We"re interested in your film or video event.…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video event.…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Reps List

Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. For additional Reps Etc. listings, go to sfweekly.com. We're interested in your film…
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Second Time Around

Three With Sterling Hayden Tall, battered, and wary, Sterling Hayden bestrode several of the 1950s' most interesting movies, sniffing suspiciously at the many B-movies he graced as the decade wore on and his star fell away. The adventurous Fine Arts…
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Second Time Around

Films by Nicholas Ray Nicholas Ray was the tormented genius of excessive 1950s cinema. His finest work might have come not in his celebrated color melodramas -- Johnny Guitar, Bigger Than Life, above all Rebel Without a Cause -- but…
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Second Time Around

On Dangerous Ground / In a Lonely Place Contemporary neo-noirs usually feature butter-soft young actors (John Cusack, Drew Barrymore) posing their way through film-school exercises in lighting and color, mouthing disillusionment. Real men and women, sinewy and with some mileage…
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Second Time Around

Gun Crazy/They Live by Night These two classic "love-on-the-run" crime thrillers have more in common than their near-identical release dates of November 1949 (They Live by Night) and January 1950 (Gun Crazy). (Night was actually shot in 1947, but its…
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Second Time Around

"Red Hollywood," con't. Joseph Losey is best known for his early '60s collaborations with Harold Pinter, The Servant and Accident -- films so distinctly "British" in tone that viewers unfamiliar with his earlier work in Hollywood have assumed Losey himself…
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Reel World

Author! Author! That underappreciated local resource, UC Press, has just released a flurry of enticing books for film buffs in search of reading fare for their Big Sur vacations or an escape from the shallows of summer flicks. Top of…
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