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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Grand Illusion”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: This poster, for a ’40s release of “Grand Illusion,” is generally regarded as the best design for the film. It’s by Bernard Lancy. Related Lancy on Pinterest.

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Notes on “Thirteen Women”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: One of the many quasi-horror films released in the wake of Universal’s “Dracula” and “Frankenstein,” this RKO production from 1932 offers the intriguing spectacle of Myrna Loy playing an archvillainess. Her character, Ursula Georgi, is a … Continue reading

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Pretty Poison”

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Notes on “The Company’s in Love”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Max Ophuls’ first feature, released in 1932, seems a conscious emulation (and sort of send-up) of Lubitsch. Not only is it set partly in the Bavarian Alps, the setting of several early Lubitsch films, it features … Continue reading

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Devi”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Satyajit Ray famously designed the posters used to advertise his movies. He had a knack for it. Related Satyajit Ray: graphic designer. “Devi,” which is a favorite movie of mine, can be streamed via Hulu Plus.

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Judex”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Italian poster for this 1963 take on the Feuillade classic. “Judex” was finally released on DVD a few months ago.

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Notes on “Vendetta of a Samurai”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Kazuo Mori’s semi-satirical action flick pops the bubble of valor surrounding the samurai genre. Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura – they’d later be featured in “The Seven Samurai” – play best friends who find themselves on opposite … Continue reading

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