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Land of the Pharaohs

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , on August 8, 2013 by dcairns

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This fortnight’s edition of The Forgotten, available now at MUBI’s Notebook, came about through my recent visit to Richard Lester, who happened to reminisce about his experiences as a juror at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival. Amid the horse-trading, politics, attempted corruption and last-minute decisions before lunch which decided the future of cinema, the opening sequence of one particular film stuck in his mind…