Category Archives: Criterion Collection

Harold Lloyd’s Safety Last!

Ahead of the Criterion Collection’s restored Blu-ray release of Harold Lloyd’s massively influential masterpiece, Safety Last!, Janus films has released this pristine new trailer: If you haven’t seen Lloyd’s film, here it is in its entire non-Criterion enhanced form:

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Lubtisch Laughs

Another wonderful rare photo from The Criterion Collection. This time of Ernst Lubitsch on set with the accompanying quote, “At least twice a day the most dignified human being is ridiculous.”

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Cassavetes and Rowlands in the Edit Room

No adequate words can describe a rare photo of these two greats. As good an on-set director as John Cassavetes was, his documentary style of constructing films from tremendous amounts of raw footage is the stuff of legend. Perhaps it … Continue reading

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Criterion Design Process: The Man Who Knew Too Much

Maybe it’s just a bad excuse to own hundreds of movies that I will only watch once, but I’ve always felt purchasing Criterion Collection releases was like investing in a piece of art. Truly, the cover designs are works of … Continue reading

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Criterion Announces Chronicle of a Summer

“Chronicling” far more than only a summer, Jean Rouch’s 1960 documentary remains the definitive nonfiction project to probe the nature of moviemaking, acting, performance, and perspective. What a novel idea to film a group of random subjects, screen their footage … Continue reading

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Rosemary’s Baby Artwork

Perhaps the most underrated thing about Rosemary’s Baby are the excellent, if unnervingly creepy, posters for the film. In celebration of Criterion’s Blu-ray release, here are my two favorites: Click below for the next:

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Planning Coincidence: The Game (1997)

The Game is a mind-bending metaphor for the bizarre and dirty side of American life where everything’s coincidence and everything’s destiny. A Titanic-sized ship couldn’t house the newspaper clippings about the corruption through bad business practices that have come to … Continue reading

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Rosemary and Roman and Mia

Continuing today’s theme of New York City, Central Park, and, uh, fear… here’s a great photo the Criterion Collection released of Mia Farrow and Roman Polanski on the set of Rosemary’s Baby. The Collection is set to release the first … Continue reading

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Criterion Gets 3D With Wenders’ Pina

The Criterion Collection recently announced its grand entrance into the world of 3D Home Entertainment with the release of Wim Wenders’ Pina. The documentary, an Academy Award nominee, took Werner Herzog’s approach of non-fiction as technologically advanced art to another … Continue reading

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