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Sweet smell of skill

Alexander Mackendrick, who's the subject of a tribute at the Harvard Film Archive this weekend, is a somewhat mysterious figure in movie history.
Alexander Mackendrick at the HFA
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  January 06, 2009
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Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

A 1977 afternoon of drugs and intercourse with a 13-year-old led to Polanski's arrest in California, and to his celebrity trial, the subject of Marina Zenovich’s engrossing HBO tabloid documentary.
An engrossing documentary of the filmmaker's celebrity trial
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 16, 2008
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Cool papa, hot mama

Between Phil Spector’s becoming rock and roll’s first teen millionaire and the rock tycoons who emerged some decades later lies the rise of the hippie aristocrat.
John Phillips’s solo album, Karen Dalton’s In My Own Time
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  April 30, 2007
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Freak-out

Famous punks lent their voices to a cartoonish retelling of the bloody ’60s saga.
John Roecker's Live Freaky, Die Freaky  does the Manson family  
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 24, 2006