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1998 Stories by Elliott Stein

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  • The Wane in Spain

    published December 8, 1998

    The new generation of Spanish cineasts is not easily pigeonholed into schools or movements. The decline of political cinema in Spain coincides... More >>

  • My Knees Were Jumping

    published December 8, 1998

    One of the little-known stories of the Holocaust is recounted in heartrending detail in Melissa Hacker's doc about the Kindertransports,... More >>

  • The Outlaw and His Wife

    published December 1, 1998

    During the 1918 world-premiere Stockholm engagement of The Outlaw and His Wife, the film was accompanied by an orchestra playing an... More >>

  • Roads to Rio

    published November 24, 1998

    Cinema Novo was a call to arms. "Our generation is writing the pre-history of Brazilian cinema," said Glauber Rocha in the early 1960s. He and... More >>

  • Different Strokes For Different Volk

    published November 17, 1998

    The term "bluebird ending," which has mostly fallen out of use, refers to the optimistic finale of a film that defies the logic of the story. In... More >>

  • Hex Mex

    published October 27, 1998

    Arturo Ripstein was born into the movies--the son of a famous producer, he spent a good deal of his childhood poking around film sets. He worked... More >>

  • Film

    published October 20, 1998

    Writer-director-composer Roland Tec tackles the touchy subject of gay narcissism in this adaptation of his stage play, A Better Boy. The... More >>

  • Youssef Chahine

    published September 29, 1998

    In Youssef Chahine's autobiographical Alexandria, Why? (1978), set during World War II, the young protagonist could not care less about... More >>

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