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Films Misunderstood: Hollywood’s Best Retroactively Redeemed Failures

People love, in general, to talk about failure, especially as it applies to the movies: stories of bombs or flops or unmitigated disasters of any kind are the industry equivalent of celebrity gossip, and they usually run about as deep.
  • By Calum Marsh
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  • October 30, 2012 8:00 AM
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SIMON SAYS: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN ON VIOLENCE, HUMOR, AND IDENTITY

"Human nature is violent," William Friedkin tells me, going on to say that he also likes Immanuel Kant's phrase "the crooked timber of humanity." As an artist, Friedkin is as blunt, matter-of-fact and masterfully cynical as his initial statement suggests.
  • By Simon Abrams
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  • July 26, 2012 9:54 AM
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