The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below.
Luis Buñuel was born on this day in 1900. See a photo of him with Catherine Deneuve on the set of Belle du Jour and a one-hour documentary on his 21-film stretch of making films in Mexico below. [The Guardian/Cinephilia & Beyond]
Wim Wenders discusses Wings of Desire in 13-minute commentary. [Digifruitella]
Andrei Tarkovsky‘s movies are streaming for free. [Open Culture]
Watch a visual essay on the three different aspect ratios (1.33:1 ; 1.66:1; 1.85:1) for On the Waterfront and watch Martin Scorsese discuss the film.
Michael Haneke‘s take on Mozart‘s Cosi Fan Tutte is debuting in Spain this weekend. [Teatro Real]
Humphrey Bogart‘s make-up test for John Huston‘s The Maltese Falcon (notice the misspelling). [tylerweaver]
Clark Gable, Shirley Temple, Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland at MGM. [emmafgreen]
Watch all of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s 10-part masterpiece Dekalog. [Xanthinusa4]
In the case of evaluating David Cronenberg, — or at least forming the sort of career narrative seemingly essential to auteurist analysis — it’s inevitable to propose something of a rupture within his oeuvre: the very evident graduation from grindhouse to arthouse, and, with it, an ascension from body to mind. What dictated these labels […]
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Writing about the films of Robert Bresson usually begins by informing reader that his films must be discussed through a trance of hushed tones and quiet veneration. There is no room for rushed judgement or quick-witted observations; Bresson makes Serious Art, as opposed to Hollywood directors who do not. There are the key phrases to […]
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