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Written by Frances Marion

Drawn to Hollywood at a time when women could still carve out a place for themselves in the burgeoning film industry, pioneering screenwriter Frances Marion became the top writer at MGM—and the highest-paid in the business, male or female—penning classics for stars such as Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Greta Garbo, Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, and Jean Harlow. Known for her skill at adapting literary works and writing superb parts for women, Marion was equally adept when it came to sparkling comedies and gritty crime dramas. A staggeringly versatile talent who helped shape the nascent art of script writing, Marion became the first writer to win two Academy Awards.

Looking for a place to start?
Check out the pair of Wallace Beery vehicles that brought Marion Oscar gold: the heartfelt boxing tale The Champ and the influential prison drama The Big House. Then go back to the silent era, when she proved her brilliance with scripts for masterpieces like The Wind, directed by Victor Sjöström.

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Palme d’Or Winners

Cannes may be cancelled this year, but we can still revisit the festival’s most memorable past prizewinners, from Brief Encounter and Rome Open City to Secrets & Lies and Taste of Cherry. 

Short Films by the Quay Brothers

Identical twins Stephen and Timothy Quay have amassed an enormous cult following for their visionary blend of puppetry and stop-motion animation.

It Felt Like Love

Eliza Hittman, the acclaimed director of Never Rarely Sometimes Always, presents her debut feature—an unflinchingly honest coming-of-age tale—and two shorts in a new introduction.

The Documentaries of Louis Malle

Parallel to his career as one of France’s most acclaimed auteurs, Louis Malle created an even more personal body of work as a documentary filmmaker.

The Boy with Green Hair

The charmingly eccentric, supernatural-tinged debut from director Joseph Losey features a superlative cast and a hit theme song by Nat King Cole.

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