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Director Richard Ayoade Shares The 5 Films That Influenced ‘The Double’

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 8, 2014 12:30 PM
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Richard Ayoade
Similar to his excellent 2011 debut feature, “Submarine," quick comparisons to past classics have flown frequently with Richard Ayoade’s sophomore effort “The Double." This time Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil” has been elected the overriding influence; however, don’t ask Ayoade to verify such a claim. As the actor/director said when he sat down with us recently in Los Angeles, “I don't remember ‘Brazil’ well enough to even know whether that's true.”

Steven Soderbergh Blogs About The "Huge Inspiration" Of Martin Scorsese's 'After Hours'

While some filmmakers eschew any kind of online presence, thank God Steven Soderbergh is bringing his intelligence and wit online. Already active on Twitter, the filmmaker has found a new outlet via his online store and blog Extension 765, and he's taken a time out to sing the praises of an underrated Martin Scorsese gem, "After Hours." Read More »

Watch: 20-Minute Documentary & Deleted Scenes For Martin Scorsese's 'After Hours'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2013 4:58 PM
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Last fall, to help ring in the 70th birthday of Martin Scorsese, we ran down our list of 5 Of His Most Underrated Films, and among them was 1985's dark, surreal, screwball and utterly hilarious black comedy "After Hours." And if you still haven't seen the movie -- and you really, really should -- hopefully this will convince you to make room for it on your Netflix queue.

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