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Watch: OneShot — Hitchcock's Birds On A Cannes Red Carpet

Detail of photograph from INA archives
Detail of photograph from INA archives

With the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival kicking off tonight, OneShot and the French public audiovisual institute INA take a look back at Cannes photographic archives. The festival is used to publicity stunts, but it was the Master of Suspense who sparked it all, with this 1963 "release"....

Cannes Festival - The Birds | ©INA/OneShot


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End-Of-Regime Vibe? Supreme Leader Keeps Referring To Shah's Final Days

The Supreme Leader of Iran has been frequently referencing the end of Iran's last regime in 1979. Is it a sign the country is indeed approaching another kind of revolution.

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Iran's Supreme Leader al Khamenei on Jan. 9

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ordered his forces to clamp down with renewed vigor on the remains of the mass protests that erupted across Iran in mid-September. Initially a reaction to police brutality, these turned into the biggest anti-state protests of the Islamic Republic's 40-year history.

And they continue, in spite of thousands of arrests, more than 500 deaths on the streets and in custody, and four hangings. There was also outrage in Britain and across the world after the execution of British-Iranian Alireza Akbari, who had been sentenced to death.

All of this has angered the leader. In a speech in Tehran last week, Khamenei called the protests "treason" aimed at destroying Iran's "security, production of knowledge, economic output and tourism."

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