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The Truth was at Warner Bros

By Vivaan Shah
It seems evident to me at least in metaphorical terms that if Disney represented splendor, MGM glamour, Paramount pomp, Universal the circling globe, then the truth was at Warner Bros! 

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Fritz Lang’s ‘Clash by Night’: The Beast Within

By Vivaan Shah
The erotic explosion that takes place between Mae and Earl in a kitchen on a tormented hung over morning is one of the most astonishing moments of the 50s. It’s way ahead of its time and more mind-blowing to me than Brando’s emotional explosion in Streetcar.

Sam Peckinpah’s ‘Pat Garett and Billy the Kid’: The times maybe a changin’, but not me…

By Vivaan Shah
The images from Sam Peckinpah’s films seem to bubble and swell out of the filmmaker’s subconscious – what Freud called ‘the dream state’. Time and again he abandons chronological continuity and traditional film grammar in favour of the figurative. He has non-linear sequences instead of non-linear narratives, and deconstructs the very medium of cinema itself in an aggressively proto-Godardian fashion.