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Jan 23, 2020

The alpha & omega of Josef von Sternberg's oeuvre, 1925's The SALVATION HUNTERS and 1953's ANATAHAN, prompt us to consider whether the stormy marriage of auteur and system can sometimes be more conducive to artistic accomplishment than creative independence. Then, prompted by recent moviegoing, we announce upcoming episodes/series on Ritwik Ghatak and Margaret Sullavan.

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:          The Salvation Hunters (1925)

0h 32m 39s:          Anatahan (1953) 

1h 01m 00s:          Winter Cinemagoing: The Cloud-Capped Star (1960; dir. Ritwik Ghatak) and The Mortal Storm (1940; dir Frank Borzage)


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