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Frank Sidebottom The Home of the Retrospective

FILM RETROSPECTIVES

A nostalgic (but not blindly nostalgic) look back at some cult and classic movies. Are they worth checking out once you take off the rose-tinted glasses? Find out in this retrospective section.

Harper (1966) starring Paul Newman and Lauren Bacall

This William Goldman-penned, Jack Smight-directed adaptation of Ross Macdonald's novel updates the dark and cynical language of film noir with a dash of 1960s cool and California sun. It's a fine opportunity to hang out with various dubious characters played by an all-star cast.

Paul Newman and Janet Leigh in Harper

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The Killers (1964) starring Lee Marvin and Angie Dickinson

Don Siegel's adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's short story overcomes its cheap made-for-TV production values with some hilariously hardboiled dialogue, playful violence and the classic onscreen double-act of Lee Marvin and Clu Gulager.

Lee Marvin and Clu Gulager in The Killers

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A look back at Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982/2007)

A timely retrospective of Ridley Scott's stylishly violent but humanistic sci-fi masterpiece featuring Harrison Ford as the Replicant-pursuing Rick Deckard.

The Los Angeles of the future in Blade Runner

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