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Dirk’s Five: Rik Mayall

“And all the grown-ups will say, “But why are the kids crying?” and the kids will say, “Haven’t you heard? Rick is dead! The People’s Poet is dead!” And then […]

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ANDY: Scarecrow (Schatzberg, US, 1973)

SCARECROW is the textbook example of a film that was overshadowed even before it was released by the projects its cast were working on either side of it. Al Pacino […]

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DIRK’S FILM SCHOOL: THE CHASE SEQUENCE

SEMINAR NOTES When G.A.Smith remade the Louis Lumiere’s L’ARROSEUR ARROSÉ (1895) as THE PRACTICAL JOKE (1998) he gave more prominence to the chase of the young boy who douses the […]

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