Neil Labute

Neil Labute

Neil Labute is a writer/director who has worked in radio, television, film and theater. He watches many more films than he will ever make and is thankful that he has enough shelf space at home for the Criterion Collection. When he grows up, he would like to be a cowboy or an astronaut (a nurse or ballerina run a close third and fourth).

 

Commentaries by Neil Labute

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Black Narcissus

1947
Universal
Jack Cardiff’s breathtaking cinematography for Powell-Pressburger’s spectral saga of madness and Himalayan nunnery is...
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Day for Night

1973
Warner Bros.
“Shooting a movie is like a stagecoach trip. At first you hope for...
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The Graduate

1967
Embassy Pictures Corporation
Dustin Hoffman was nearly 30 when he played his star-making role as college student...
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Deliverance

1972
Warner Bros.
James Dickey’s acclaimed Southern gothic novel becomes a landmark experience in suspense with John Boorman’s...
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Leave Her to Heaven

1945
20th Century Fox
Leon Shamroy’s lush, Oscar-winning Technicolor photography has caused some to question the...
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