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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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The triumph of the day-fly

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Walt Whitman: I sing the body electric

WORKS IN PROGRESS: Jeffrey Wright reads Walt Whitman from Ina Howard-Parker on Vimeo.

Conversations with Walt Whitman from mustardcuffins on Vimeo.

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Harold Lloyd: A rare early short and an interview

This rare early short has been beautifully restored. Below it, a three-part interview on CBS in the early 1960s. Harold Lloyd: Captain Kidds Kids by FMO-Movies Thanks to my Far Flung Correspondent, Pablo Villaça in Brazil, for the CBS links. var a2a_config = a2a_config || {}; a2a_config.linkname = "Roger Ebert's Journal"; a2a_config.linkurl = "http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/"; a2a_config.num_services = 8;

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Mel Blanc: What's Up, Doc?

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Scorsese on Elia Kazan: Watch the documentary

Nobody else makes documentaries about the cinema like Martin Scorsese. Here is his first 20 minutes on Kazan. For the complete hour, click on the link below the video.

Watch the full episode. See more American Masters.

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