Stratton goes beyond the production of Sam Peckinpah's film, on to its impact and reception and legacy.
This time, Anderson comes to play from the outset, with a sense of openness, and of shared intimacy with Seitz, that might be somewhat misleading, but is nevertheless revealing.
Miyao wisely orders chapters by theme or emphasis, providing him the ability to jump from one line of reasoning to another, but without losing previous trains of thought.
If Basinger’s methodological means lack revelation, they’re compensated through several canny observations, mostly related to on-screen personas.
By the end of his career, Yasujirô Ozu had developed a singular style and a set of themes and stories that were wholly his own.
The festival presents films in ten theaters daily, nine of them within a few block radius.