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Johnny Guitar

It’s hard today to imagine the impact an actress like Joan Crawford had on the entertainment scene. Fiercely independent, she refused to play the ‘studio system’ game, forging a career that saw her move from bit-parts in ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Exploring The Mysteries Of Cinema

Peter Conrad taught English literature at Christ Church, Oxford, from 1973 to 2011 and has written more than twenty books, including the superb Orson Welles: The Stories Of his Life and The Hitchcock Murders. So it’s no surpris...

 
 
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True Grit’s A True Gem

Most of us know the film, in which John Wayne gives a roaring performance as the drunken Wild West lawman, Rooster Cogburn. Some of us will also be familiar with the Coen Brothers’ revisionist take on the same tale, which saw J...
 
 
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Like Father, Like Son

Set in the rural town of Fowler, Wyoming in 1872, Emmy Award-winning Director Jon Cassar’s brooding western Forsaken tells the tale of pacifist Reverend Clayton, and his rebellious gunfighter son, John Henry.  After retiring as...

 
 
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Lovely Jon’s Celluloid Obscura: Wild, Wild West

It’s that time of the month again as Celluloid Osbscura returns, dedicated to the more unusual, esoteric Blu Ray and DVD releases that may have passed your attention. My metal detector is primed and ready to magnetise those int...
 
 
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Kristian Levring On Salvation

To celebrate the release of Western epic The Salvation, starring Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green and Eric Cantona, this Friday, FilmJuice chatted to Danish Director, Kristian Levring, about the challenges of tackling a traditionally ...

 
 
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Hilary Swank On The Homesman

The Homesman rolls onto DVD and Blu-ray on 23rd March. To mark the release of this subversive and tragic Western, FilmJuice caught up with Hilary Swank who plays forthright and independent Mary Bee Cuddy opposite veteran actor ...