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Canon Of Film: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ (1974)

In this week’s edition of Canon Of Film, we take a look Sidney Lumet‘s hypnotic ‘Murder on the Orient Express‘ just in time for the release of Kenneth Branagh‘s remake of the same name. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click here.

Murder On The Orient Express (1974)

Director: Sidney Lumet

Screenplay: Paul Dehn based on the novel by Agatha Christie (uncredited)

Strangely, the detective story is actually a fairly newer genre when compared to others, in terms of literary history, it is, and the inventor of the genre is not who you’d think it’d be either, it was Edgar Allen Poe, with his trilogy of C. Auguste Dupin stories, ‘The Murder of the Rue Morgue‘, ‘The Mystery of Marie Roget,’ and my favorite, ‘The Purloined Letter‘ back in the 1840s. I’m not sure why this genre didn’t pick up until then,
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Wide House Acquires Venice Classics’ Docu ‘The Prince and the Dybbuk’ (Exclusive)

Wide House Acquires Venice Classics’ Docu ‘The Prince and the Dybbuk’ (Exclusive)
Venice, Italy — Wide House (“I am Not Your Negro”) has acquired international sales to Elwira Niewiera & Piotr Rosolowski’s “The Prince and the Dybbuk,” a documentary that will world premiere in the Venice Classics section.

“The Prince and The Dybbuk” is a documentary about of Michal Waszynski, who was born in 1904 into a Polish-Jewish family in Poland and later became a producer for major American studios in Italy and Spain.

During his career as a director and producer, Waszynski made more than 40 films and worked with movie stars including Sophia Loren, Claudia Cardinale and Orson Welles.

Produced by Poland’s Film Art Production, Germany’s Kundschafter Filmproduktion and Zero One Film, the doc traces Waszynski’s journey from Poland, Ukraine and the U.S. into Italy, Israel and Spain.

The documentary also sheds light on the making of “The Dybbuk or Between Two Worlds,” which Waszynski directed in 1937. A passion project for Waszynski, “The Dybbuk
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Stage Tube: On This Day for 7/16/16- Tony Kushner

Happy Birthday Tony Kushner Kushner's best known work is Angels in America, a seven-hour epic about the AIDS epidemic in Reagan-era New York, which was later adapted into a miniseries for which Kushner wrote the screenplay. His other plays include Hydriotaphia, Slavs Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness, A Bright Room Called Day, HomebodyKabul, and the book for the musical Caroline, or Change. His new translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children was performed at the Delacorte Theater in the summer of 2006 starring Meryl Streep and directed by George C. Wolfe. Kushner has also adapted Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan, Corneille's The Illusion, and S. Ansky's play The Dybbuk.
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