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01.27.2014 | 81 days ago | Posted at 09:00 AM

Sixties Classic on Blu-ray

By David Luhrssen
  Often overlooked in film history, Norman Jewison was a director who emerged after the old Hollywood studio system that nurtured Alfred Hitchcock and John Ford but before the generation that numbered Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola. Jewison had his peaks and valleys, but in the late 1960s traveled a high plateau with the Cold War comedy The Russians are Coming (19...
03.07.2013 | | Posted at 03:30 PM
By David Luhrssen
  Emerging from the jazz scene of the 1940s, Miles Davis and Quincy Jones took very different routes on a journey that eventually shared at least one common theme. Both tried to engage the pop music world—Jones with a straightforward platinum sales pitch and Davis the way Picasso approached still life. They never shared the same stage until they converged at the Montreux Ja...

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