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Harry Benson: Shoot First

The filmmakers are themselves too celebrity besotted to comment in a meaningful way on how Benson’s career balanced depictions of the rich and famous with…

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Schnectady. Rhymes with Synecdoche

From Brad Spittler, Schenectady, NY:

Actually Roger, the title is the funny way people who live in Schnectady, New York (where the first part of the movie is set) say the name of our city. It's an inside joke for Schnectadians. And, it's pronounced: SY(as in Sid)-NECK-DOH-SHEA.

What does it mean? Nothing. It's just the goofy way some folks - the arts crowd, radio DJs, etc. in the city enjoy saying the name of their city. Sort of like Chi-Town.

All you have to do is ask Charlie K.

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