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Martin Pearlman's edition of Monteverdi's Vespro della Beate Vergine, with inserted antiphons to suggest an actual service, remains a masterpiece of historical research and inspired guesswork.
The BSO and Boston Baroque at their best
| February 26, 2010
Film noir has been a running theme in composer/pianist Ran Blake's work since the beginning of his career — his very first album, The Newest Sound Around (RCA, 1962), with singer Jeanne Lee, began with David Raskin's theme to Otto Preminger's Laura .
Ran Blake's Pawnbroker, Sofia Koutsovitis's pan-American roots
| November 20, 2009
The Production Code, Hollywood's notorious self-censorship program, was instituted by the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America in 1930, but it didn't go into effect till 1934, when it was administered by Joseph I. Breen.
Film noir and the Production Code at the MFA
| May 29, 2009
Pop goes Wittgenstein
"We were indeed in a political film — that is to say, Walt Disney plus blood." You might have read that bit of '60s film voiceover in a book, but it's unlikely you've ever heard Anna Karina speak it.
Jean-Luc Godard at the Museum of Fine Arts
| February 18, 2009
Slideshow: Found in translation
As movies began to gain worldwide attention, Hollywood studios tailored their marketing to specific geographic locations, allowing local distributors to create their own publicity campaigns.
A new book looks at the golden age of international movie marketing
| July 31, 2008
Ghost of future past
When film actor Keir Dullea turned up in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo as the father of Angelina Jolie’s character in Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd , I was not only surprised to see him again onscreen, but amazed that he wasn’t dead.
Keir Dullea, gone tomorrow
| June 18, 2008
My one brush with the late Otto Preminger seems like a typical encounter.
| May 13, 2008
When I first met Joe Boyd, I knew him only as a legend, the force behind the psychedelic and folk-rock movements of the 1960s.
Joe Boyd remembers; remembering Joe Boyd
| March 27, 2007
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