Following on from yesterdays successful little quiz, here’s another stills puzzler – this time focussing on the other king of cool – Steve McQueen. Good luck! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Until the late 1970s and the advent of video recorders for a mass market, only film critics or the dedicated cineaste would take the trouble to examine the arc of a career in film. Once a film, even a highly successful one, had spent its time on release it would disappear, or circulate again years [...]
First Artists was a production company set up in 1969 by Sidney Poitier, Barbra Streisand and Paul Newman in order for these undisputed superstars to exert more control over projects. The set up was similar to United Artists, set up in 1919 by Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin and DW Griffith, for much the [...]
The title of auteur can justifiably be applied to the work of Sam Peckinpah (1925-1984) in a career that encompassed fourteen films between 1962 and 1983. His recurring themes are those primarily of men out of step with the passage of time, outcasts on the edge of “civilised” society, who live a life filled with [...]