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Another Day in ParadiseThe Pacific Film Archive can be a schlep for San Franciscans, to put it mildly. So one of the most heartening developments for S.F. residents in 1999 was the "importation" of the PFA's Max Ophuls series by…
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Range Rovers

Westerns lack the cultural cachet of film noir or even racy pre-Code movies, but the genre has shown surprising resiliency under the multiple assaults of camp, feminism, and spaghetti westerns, as demonstrated in Yerba Buena's well-titled "Strange on the Range."…
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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

Out of the Past Jacques Tourneur's justly celebrated film noir of 1947 set the mold for all of Robert Mitchum's subsequent career -- the turtle-eyed refugee passively hiding out in his gas station until an old double-cross catches up with…
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Maya Angelou Miss Calypso (Scamp) Robert Mitchum Calypso Is -- Like So ... (Scamp) Proud race man that he was, Harry Belafonte certainly intended nothing of the kind, but it's hard not to think of the late-1950s calypso craze as…
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