A look back at this day in film history
April 26
October 3, 1958
Poland's New Wave

In Warsaw, audiences gathered to see Ashes and Diamonds, the final film of Andrzej Wajda war trilogy –– the other two being the Polish ghetto tragedy A Generation (1955) and Kanal (1956), a brutal drama about the Warsaw uprising. Ashes and Diamonds, adapted from Jerzy Andrzejewski's celebrated novel, follows a resistance fighter (played by the "Polish James Dean" Zbigniew Cybulski) who must kill a communist official on the last day of the war. Wajda's ironic, existentialist vision captured the complex mood of rising Polish cinema and of a people dealing with Soviet occupation.

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Channing Tatum April 26, 1980
Channing Tatum born

Channing Tatum, the star of Focus Features’ forthcoming The Eagle of the Ninth, today celebrates his 30th birthday.

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April 26, 1968
The making of Sympathy for the Devil

Godard + the Rolling Stones = explosions.

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