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1974

by Jason Gubbels Kicking the Canon Music

Randy Newman | Good Old Boys

Few things rankle a Southerner quite like the feeling that they’re being condescended to or underestimated by an outsider, and Good Old Boys toes a very fine line between being a smug bit of regionalist condescension and a brilliant albeit witheringly cynical piece of sociology. It’s…

by Jason Gubbels Kicking the Canon Music

Tangerine Dream | Phaedra

The daughter of Minos and wife of Theseus has long fascinated many a romantic soul — Euripides, Racine, Swinburne, and Lee Hazlewood all wove the name of Phaedra into their offerings (Hazlewood via the 1967 Nancy Sinatra-aided schlock classic “Some Velvet Morning”). Edgar Froese’s reasons for…

by Jordan Cronk Retrospective

The Traveler | Abbas Kiarostami

Future Iranian arthouse figurehead Abbas Kiarostami arrived in 1974 not only with his first feature-length film, but also a set of stylistic and thematic inclinations he’d spend the better part of three decades refining and expanding upon. It wasn’t until this year’s very different…

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