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“In bed with Bollywood: sex and censorship in Indian cinema” — Natalie Barrass at The Guardian looks at the subdued sexuality of Masala and finds out why the biggest star in that world broke a rule he kept for the first twenty years of his career.
“Happy 20th birthday, Turner Classic Movies!” — Noel Murray at the Dissolve throws confetti for an amazing purveyor of cultural necessities. Somehow it’s surprising both that it’s only 20 years old and that it’s lasted that long. Here’s to 200 more.
“50 Things I Learned on the Set of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” — It’s a wealth of knowledge, but it’s not enumerated, so Peter Sciretta at Slashfilm might be lying in that headline. He also might be working for the apes.
“For Criterion Consideration: Martin Scorsese’s Bringing Out The Dead” — Joshua Brunsting at Criterioncast makes the case. Seconded.
“Is It Okay to Make a Documentary About a Subject Who Doesn’t Want to be a Documentary Subject?” — Christopher Campbell at Nonfics digs through a host of titles — including the new Finding Vivian Maier — to puzzle over a difficult ethical question (for filmmakers and the audience).