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Four Frames: Cat People (Jacques Tourneur, 1942)

You may have seen it in films a hundred times already: with the scene set, the tension slowly building, the audience anticipates an unseen yet looming threat to a character – an axe murderer hiding in the cupboard, or a monster ready to pounce from behind a bush – but the director is only hinting […]

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Music Matters: Christine (John Carpenter, 1983)

Detroit has produced many mean sounds in its volatile history – The Stooges and the MC5 to name but two bands that pushed the rock and roll sound to new and lurid heights. But surely the meanest of them all comes from the growling purr of a Detroit-made 1957 Plymouth Fury, lovingly named Christine. The […]

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Four Frames: Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962)

A black figure looming out of the desert haze stops both Lawrence and his guide in their path. Hardly a word is shared as they stare out into the distant white sands. David Lean’s epic Lawrence of Arabia (1962) follows an awkward Oxford intellectual and his transformation into an audacious military hero, who leads the […]