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How to Be Loved (1963) Directed by Wojciech Has In Has’s masterful melodrama, a Polish radio-show personality, Felicja, takes a plane to Paris. During the flight, she reminisces about her experiences in Nazi-occupied Warsaw during World War II. Has, whose passion was to make time vividly felt in cinema, moves fluidly between Felicja’s flight conversations and jitters and her reminiscences: In the latter, we see her as an aspiring ingénue, whose theatrical career dreams are interrupted...
Caveat: How a movie ends is important, and important to talk about. This is especially the case for discussions of how David Fincher's film of Gone Girl works with its source material, Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel of the same name. So! So the movie version of Gone Girl came out this weekend, got great reviews (mostly), and did strong business at the ol' box office. I rarely read books before they're turned into movies and...
David Fincher's Gone Girl was the Opening Night film at the 52nd New York Film Festival, and is now in wide release. Anyone could see from the elaborate run-up to the release of Gone Girl that this Gillian Flynn adaptation might provoke a variety of interpretations, but perhaps the most palpable discrepancy arises out of the filmmaker himself. To judge from Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and...