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He Who Gets Slapped

Cast and crew photo from the production of He Who Gets Slapped, directed by Victor Sjostrom (center with bow tie). Star Lon Chaney is seen here in clown suit. Sjostrom, Sweden's greatest silent film director, came to America to work on this film, MGM's first feature. He was soon to retreat back to Sweden. The highlight of his long and troubled career was not as a director, but as an actor, in his final film performance, Bergman's classic Wild Strawberries.

FILM RAVES:

SYNECHDOCHE, NEW YORK
(Charlie Kaufman)

The Playhouse
The General
Steamboat Bill, Jr.
The Navigator
Seven Chances
Three Ages
Battling Butler
Go West
Sherlock Jr.
College
Our Hospitality
(Buster Keaton & Eddie Cline)

Female Trouble
(John Waters)

Persona
(Ingmar Bergman)

Adaptation
(Spike Jonze)

A Night at the Opera
(Sam Wood)

The World's Greatest Sinner
(Timothy Carey)

Things to Come
(William Cameron Menzies)

Easy Rider
(Dennis Hopper)

Le Doulos
(Jean-Pierre Melville)

Balthazar
(Robert Bresson)

The Holy Mountain
(Alexandro Jodoroswky)

Q, The Winged Serpent
(Larry Cohen)

Gun Crazy
(Joseph H. Lewis, 1949)

Nightmare Alley
(Edmund Goulding)

The Piano Teacher
(Michael Haneke)

Gangster #1
(Paul McGuigan)

Sexy Beast
(Jonathan Glazer)

Safe
(Todd Haynes)

Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story
(Todd Haynes)

Songs From the
Second Floor
(Roy Andersson)

Humanite
(Bruno Dumont)

Cremaster 3
(Matthew Barney)

Storytelling
(Todd Solondz)

Happiness
(Todd Solondz)

Varya
aka The Cherry Orchard
(Micheal Cacoyannis)

He Who Gets Slapped
(Victor Sjostrom)

Mean Streets
(Martin Scorsese)

Taxi Driver
(Martin Scorcese)

Wages of Fear
(Henri-Georges Clouzot)

Diabolique
(Henri-Georges Clouzot)

The Saragossa Manuscript
(Wojciech Has)

Freaks
(Todd Browning)

West of Zanzibar
(Todd Browning)

Joan of Arc
(Carl Theodore Dreyer)

The Third Man
(Carol Reed)

The Draughtman's Contract
(Peter Greenaway)

Prospero's Books
(Peter Greenaway)

Bedazzled
(Stanley Donen)

Drunken Angel
(Akira Kurosawa)

Stray Dog
(Akira Kurosawa)

Rear Window
(Alfred Hitchcock)

The 39 Steps
(Alfred Hitchcock)

The Searchers
(John Ford)

The Grapes of Wrath
(John Ford)

The Informer
(John Ford)

Mikey & Nickey
(Elaine May)

Amadeus
(Milos Forman)

Love Streams
(John Cassavetes)

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
(John Cassavetes)

Eraserhead
(David Lynch)

Mandingo
(Richard Fleischer)

Rushmore
(Wes Anderson)

Vincent & Theo
(Robert Altman)

1900
(Bernardo Bertoluci)

Once Upon a Time in America
(Sergio Leone)

3 Penny Opera
(G.W. Pabst)

The Last Laugh
(F.W. Murnau)

Faust
(F.W. Murnau)

Faust
(Jan Svankmejer)

Alice
(Jan Svankmejer)

Los Olvidados
(Luis Bunuel)

Beauty and the Beast
(Jean Cocteau)

Battleship Potemkin
(Sergei Eisenstein)

Salo
(Pier Poalo Pasolini)

Teorama
(Poalo Pasolini)

Bride of Frankenstein
(James Whale)

Zero de Conduit
(Jean Vigo)

The Man Who Loved Women
(Francois Truffaut)

Farenheit 451
(Francois Truffaut)

Slaughter-House 5
(George Roy Hill)

Treasure of the Sierra Madre
(John Huston)

Stroszek
(Werner Herzog)

Even Dwarves Started Small
(Werner Herzog)

Aguirre, the Wrath of God
(Werner Herzog)

Being There
(Hal Ashby)

Zelig
(Woody Allen)

Metropolis
(Fritz Lang)

M
(Fritz Lang)

T-Men
(Anthony Mann)

Pick-up on South Street
(Sam Fuller)

Night and the City
(Jules Dassin)

The Naked City
(Jules Dassin)

Murder, My Sweet
(Edward Dmytryck)

To Be or Not to Be
(Ernst Lubitsch)

It's a Gift
(WC Fields/Norman MacLeod)

Sweet Smell of Success
(Alexander MacKendrick)

Dead Man
(Jim Jarmusch)

Barton Fink
(Joel & Ethan Coen)

Birth of a Nation
(D.W. Griffith)

Fiend Without a Face
(Arthur Crabtree)

Plan 9 From Outer Space
(Ed Wood, Jr.)

I Married a Monster From Outer Space
(Gene Fowler, Jr.)

I Walked With a Zombie
(Jacques Tourneur)

Night of the Demon
(Jacques Tourneur)

Out of the Past
(Jacques Tourneur)

The Cat People
(Jacques Tourneur)

The Thin Red Line
(Terence Malick)

Greaser's Palace
(Robert Downey)

Putney Swope
(Robert Downey)

Sweet Sweetback's Bad-ass Song
(Melvin Van Peebles)

Story of a Three Day Pass
(Melvin Van Peebles)

Bigger Than Life
(Nicholas Ray)

They Live By Night
(Nicholas Ray)

Institute Benjamenta
(The Brothers Quay)

The Godfather
(Francis Ford Coppola)

The Godfather II
(Francis Ford Coppola)

The Conversation
(Francis Ford Coppola)

Apocalypse Now
(Francis Ford Coppola)

THX-1138
(George Lucas)

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
(Russ Meyer)

Faster Pussycat Kill Kill
(Russ Meyer)

Mudhoney
(Russ Meyer)

Weekend
(Jean Luc Godard)

The Wild Angels
(Roger Corman)

Fanny & Alexander
(Ingmar Bergman)

Arsenic and Old Lace
(Frank Capra)

South Park, the Movie
(Matt Stone & Trey Parker)

The Entertainer
(Tony Richardson)

The Loved One
(Tony Richardson)

The Thing
(Howard Hawks)

The Scarface
(Howard Hawks)

Sullivan's Travels
(Preston Sturgess)

The Lady Eve
(Preston Sturgess)

Buffalo '66
(Vincent Gallo)

Branded to Kill
(Seijun Suzuki)

Ghost World
(Terry Zwigoff)

Peeping Tom
(Michael Powell)

Black Narcissus
(Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)

Stairway to Heaven
aka A Matter of Life and Death
(Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)

The Red Shoes
(Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)

Paths of Glory
(Stanley Kubrick)

Lolita
(Stanley Kubrick)

Dr. Stangelove
(Stanley Kubrick)

Clockwork Orange
(Stanley Kubrick)

2001: A Space Odyessy
(Stanley Kubrick)

The Missouri Breaks
(Arthur Penn)

Little Big Man
(Arthur Penn)

A Face in the Crowd
(Elia Kazan)

Champion
(Mark Robson)

Basket Case
(Frank Henenlotter)

Man Bites Dog
(Benoît Poelvoorde, Rémy Belvaux)

Mouchette
(Robert Bresson)

L'Argent
(Robert Bresson)

Pickpocket
(Robert Bresson)

Le Samourai
(Jean-Pierre Melville)

Bob le Flambeur
(Jean-Pierre Melville)

Stalker
(Andre Tarkovsky)

The Tenant
(Roman Polanski)

Cul de Sac
(Roman Polanski)

The Killer
(John Woo)

The Killers
(Robert Siodmak)

The Killers
(Don Siegel)

Blood for Dracula
(Paul Morrissey)

Women in Revolt
(Paul Morrissey)

La Jetée
(Chris Marker)

Brazil
(Terry Gilliam)

A Place in the Sun
(George Stevens)

Children of Paradise
(Marcel Carne)

(and of course)
Aphex Twin's Windowlicker
(Chris Cunningham)


DOCUMENTARIES:


The Aristocrats
(Paul Provenza)

No Direction Home
(Martin Scorsese)

Capturing the Friedmans
(Andrew Jarecki)

I Don't Know Jack
(Chris Leavens)

The Stone Reader
(Mark Moskowitz)

Gates of Heaven
(Errol Morris)

Ciao Manhattan
(John Palmer & David Weisman)

The Kids Are Alright
(Jeff Stein)

Year of the Horse
(Jim Jarmusch)

Titicut Follies
(Frederick Wiseman)

Zoo
(Frederick Wiseman)

Near Death
(Frederick Wiseman)

Domestic Violence
(Frederick Wiseman)

Blind
(Frederick Wiseman)

Deaf
(Frederick Wiseman)

Multi-Handicapped
(Frederick Wiseman)

Hospital
(Frederick Wiseman)

Basic Training
(Frederick Wiseman)

Juvenile Court
(Frederick Wiseman)

Model
(Frederick Wiseman)

Meat
(Frederick Wiseman)

Missile
(Frederick Wiseman)

Olympiad
(Kon Ichikawa)

Olympia
(Leni Riefensthal)

Triumph of the Will
(Leni Riefensthal)

The Sorrow and the Pity
(Marcel Ophuls)

Burden of Dreams
(Les Blank)

Baseball
(Ken Burns)

Grey Gardens
(The Maysles' Brothers, et al)

Saleman
(The Maysles' Brothers)

Theremin
(Steven M. Martin)

Don't Look Back
(D.A. Pennebaker)

Nanook of the North
(Robert Flaherty)

Lightening Over Water
(Wim Wenders and Nicholas Ray)

Vernon, Florida
(Erol Morris)

Thin Blue Line
(Errol Morris)

Sherman's March
(Ross McElwee)

Point of Order
(Emile De Antonio)

McCarthy: Death of a Witch Hunter
(Emile De Antonio)

Salt of the Earth
(Saul Harrison)

Hollywood on Trial
(David Helpern)

Panama Deception
(Barbara Trent)

Coverup; Behind the Iran-Contra Affair
(Barbara Trent)

Harlan County, USA
(Barbara Trent)

Hearts of Darkness
(Eleanor Coppola & Fax Bahr)

BOOK RAVES:

Austerlitz
Austerlitz

(W. G. Sebald)

Echo and Reverb: Fabricating Space in Popular Music Recording, 1900-1960
Echo and Reverb: Fabricating Space in Popular Music Recording, 1900-1960

(Peter Doyle)

The God Delusion
The God Delusion

(Richard Dawkins)

Breaking the Spell
Breaking the Spell

(Daniel Dennett)

The Power of Movies
The Power of Movies

(Colin McGinn)

Hearing in Time
Hearing in Time

(Justin London)

Where Does It Happen?
Where Does It Happen?

(George Kouvaros)

M
M

(John Cage)

The End of Faith
The End of Faith

(Sam Harris)

Collapse
Collapse

(Jared Diamond)

Rising Up & Rising Down
Rising Up & Rising Down

(William T. Vollman)

The Missionary Position
The Missionary Position

(Christopher Hitchens)

Catch 22
Catch 22

(Joseph Heller)

Call It Sleep
Call It Sleep

(Henry Roth)

Venus on the Half-Shell
Venus on the Half-Shell

(Kilgore Trout)

Sock
Sock

(Penn Jillette)

Dan Yack
Dan Yack

(Blaise Cendrar)

Book of Disquiet
Book of Disquiet

(Fernando Pessao)

Shattering Illusions: Click to buy it now!
Shattering Illusions

(Jamy Ian Swiss)
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Butterfly Stories
Butterfly Stories

(William T. Vollmann)

John Cassavetes
John Cassavetes: lifeworks

(Tom Charity)

Ultimate Guide to Cunnilingus
The Ultimate Guide to Cunnilingus

(Violet Blue)

The Mezzanine
The Mezzanine

(Nicholson Baker)

The Soap Lady
The Soap Lady
(Renee French)

When I'm Dead All This Will Be Yours
When I'm Dead All This Will Be Yours
(Teller)

Moby Dick
Moby Dick
(Herman Melville)

History of the U.S.
A People's History of the United States:
1492 to Present

(Howard Zinn)

Sirens of Titan
The Sirens of Titan
(Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)

Fathers Playing Catch with Sons
Fathers Playing Catch with Sons
(Donald Hall)

Maximus Poems
The Maximus Poems
(Charles Olson)

Salt
Salt
(Mark Kurlansky)

Blood
Blood
(Douglas Starr)

Opium
Opium
(Martin Booth)

Dust
Dust
(Joseph Amato)

Longitude
Longitude
(Dava Sobel)

Demon-Haunted World
The Demon-Haunted World
(Carl Sagan)

Music, the Brain and Ecstacy
Music, the Brain and Ecstacy
(Robert Jourdain)

Science: Good, Bad & Bogus
Science; Good, Bad & Bogus
(Martin Gardner)

Guns, Germs & Steel
Guns, Germs & Steel
(Jared Diamond)

Rats, Lice and History
Rats, Lice and History
(Hans Zinnser)

Blind Watchmaker
The Blind Watchmaker
(Richard Dawkins)

Naming Names
Naming Names
(Victor Navasky)

Girls Lean Back Everywhere
Girls Lean Back Everywhere; The Law of Obscenity and the Assault on Genius
(Edward de Grazia)

Defending Pornography
Defending Pornography
(Nadine Strossen)

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