Nicholas Ray

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"Pina" on Best Foreign Language Film shortlist; here's Wim

"Pina" on Best Foreign Language Film shortlist; here's Wim

 The Academy just announced its short list of nine candidates for Best Foreign Language Film Oscars. They are: Belgium, "Bullhead," Michael R. Roskam, director; Canada,...
By Peter Keough  |  January 18, 2012

Bigger than legend

Whatever truth may still come through the legend of Nicholas Ray — America's cinema poet of outlaws, outsiders, and adolescents, a self-destructive artist ruined by alcohol, drugs, and being too good for Hollywood — it's no longer a truth that Ray needs.
The real Nicholas Ray at the HFA
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  July 09, 2010

Review: Bad Boy Made Good

If Igor Stravinsky’s Sacre du printemps paved the way for modern rock, then George Antheil’s Ballet mécanique made possible every genre of contemporary music with “noise” or “metal” in its name.
The revival of George Anthiel's 1924 Ballet méchanique
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 06, 2009

Review: Bigger Than Life

A year after directing Rebel Without a Cause (1955), rebel filmmaker Nicholas Ray came back with Bigger Than Life (1956).
Cult classic gets a special showing
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 18, 2009

They always beat Gypsies

From the beginning of his career in movies, Joseph Losey was persecuted — chased out of town.
Joseph Losey at the HFA
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  July 08, 2008

Worthy Cause

Live Fast, Die Young celebrates Rebel’s 50th
By  |  October 24, 2005