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Joan Crawford in 47
Humoresque, Daisy Kenyon, Possession

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"Excited to see this. The film is actually opening at one my local drive-in theaters this weekend!" -George P

"Why does every mid-budget movies these days looks exactly the same. They seem to have no desire to look special. The same flat, overly-bright look that every other film like this has today. When your film *looks* direct-to-video..." -Glenn


Zainab Jah & Jayme Lawson(Farewell Amor)
Eliza Hittman(Never Rarely)
Costume Designer(Joker)
Cinematographer(The Irishman)
Songwriters(Frozen II)

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Greg Hildebrandt riff on a Nightmare Alley posterThe urge to remake is an arguable scourge on cinema but much of what there is to argue about is who is doing the remaking and why.Oftentime the motivations are corporate cynical "cash grab for lazy audiences who will only look at new things... especially if they sound famliar".When true auteurs go there, though, especially with films that aren't enormously famous, there's more room for debate about intention and possibility and aesthetic necessity.The best possible outcome is that we get two very different equally strong films and the "new" model stirs up more interest and appreciation for the OG.

We hope that will be the case when Guillermo Del Toro finishesNightmare Alleyin...2021?(Production was halted due to COVID-19).The originalNightmare Alley(1947), is a beautifully shot circus noir that's ripe for both rediscovery and reinterpretation...

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