So my old piece is dated, and is meant to be read with that in mind. Author-critic Clive James has uploaded this article onto his website, and we herewith supply the link. (It has also appeared in my 1973-l985 collections, Pieces of Time. See Publications section above.) Because while the jabs at TV are ancient history, the comments on the individual directors are still valid and worth noting. They made personal films in the guise of genre material. Today we’re just getting the genre; those kind of movies now being mostly expensive, computer-generated B-movie material without the guiding, sometimes subversive viewpoints expressed by guys like Boetticher, Siegel, Fuller, and several others including Joseph H. Lewis, Allan Dwan (in his sound period; see my Who the Devil Made It), Andre De Toth or Gerd Oswald or even Anthony Mann. These little-known lone wolves still deserve our attention. Always remember, if you haven’t seen the picture, it’s not old, because it’s new to you. Which is what counts, after all, more than the date of its initial release.
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