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Staff Selects: Ennio Morricone

This week on Staff Selects we honor the legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone whose worked stretched from Leone to Carpenter to Pasolini to Tarantino and to hundreds of others in between. For A Few Dollars More There are six cinematic musical scores that will go down in history as instantly recognisable: The Godfather, Jaws, Star…

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Staff Selects: The Best of 1979

Continuing the trend of dismissing the Academy’s Best Picture winner, our staff discusses their favorite films of 1979: Apocalypse Now Forty years on, Apocalypse Now remains the greatest, most terrifying, and most potent war film ever made. In spite of, or perhaps because of, one of the most troubled productions in film history, which included…

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Staff Selects: John Carpenter

During a long career, John Carpenter has established himself as one of the greatest directors of horror and science fiction. Here we highlight some of our favorite films of his. Halloween (1978) “[Horror] never dies. It just keeps getting reinvented and it always will. Horror is a universal language; we’re all afraid. We’re born afraid,…

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