Browsing the "1950s" Category

Rio Bravo (1959)

March 18th, 1959 | by Padraic Coffey

An adage on low-budget filmmaking, often attributed to the screenwriting guru Robert McKee, dictates that you “take twelve actors to


Vertigo (1958)

May 9th, 1958 | by Padraic Coffey

In 2012, Alfred Hitchock’s Vertigo managed a feat that no other film had accomplished in fifty years; usurping Orson Welles’


Wild Strawberries (1957)

December 26th, 1957 | by Padraic Coffey

Though it would be crudely reductionist to assess the discrepancies between European and American cinema by a simple comparative study


12 Angry Men (1957)

April 12th, 1957 | by Padraic Coffey

Many courtroom thrillers fall into the category of ‘whodunit’, stories in which a crime has been committed, the perpetrator of


Rear Window (1954)

September 1st, 1954 | by Padraic Coffey

“You asked for something dramatically different. You got it”, quips a temporarily disabled James Stewart at the beginning of Alfred


Ikiru (1952)

October 9th, 1952 | by Padraic Coffey

Sam Mendes’ overvalued American Beauty begins with its omnipotent narrator detailing the mortality of an oblivious central protagonist. This protagonist



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