A look at the life and work of this most notorious director in the documentary Harlan, which examines Harlan’s career as well as the impact his legacy has had on his descendents, some of whom have struggled to right Harlan’s wrongs.
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This, "Prisoner of Paradise", "A Film Unfinished", and "Mephisto" should be viewed together. Anyone who thinks Faustian deals are of the past needn't look any further than to see the course of quality and content in American films has taken in the last 30 years, where now the main desire is to emphasize myopic, capitalist super-soldier types conquering the reviled Other (yesterday the Jew, today the "terrorist").