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Michael Clayton

When a film has a man’s name as the title the viewer approaches the film with an expectation that the film will be about that man. See, for example, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Patton (1970), Charley Varrick … Continue reading

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Women in Espionage Roles

I have just watched the three films in the Jason Bourne trilogy, and when the third film ended I noticed two things that stood out quite clearly. The first was that Matt Damon is probably going to find it really … Continue reading

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Characters Change

I think it was the second time I saw the film Doctor Zhivago (1965) that it occurred to me that Ilya Andreyevich Zhivago (Omar Sharif) was not actually a moral man, by my standards, because he was cheating on his … Continue reading

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I boil eggs on Sundays

Its about the process not the product. That’s a mantra that I’ve been telling myself for some time about my cooking. It isn’t about the food that results from what happens in the kitchen, but about the process that gets … Continue reading

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The Conversation

Harry Caul is a character in a film. He is a very ordinary man. He dresses conservatively, in a suit and tie of no noticeable colour, with shoes, we presume he wears shoes but we don’t notice them either. He … Continue reading

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