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Spellbound by a Sleeper

July 17, 2020

Wilson, Dave (Singer–Songwriter, Chatham County Line)

Films; Filmmakers; Musicians; Creativity; Artistic Inspiration;

Musician Dave Wilson describes being struck by the legacy of The Night of the Hunter, a film essentially ignored directly after its release in 1955 but celebrated by critics decades later. (In fact, in 1998 the magazine Cahiers du Cinema listed it as the second most beautiful film of all time.)


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