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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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The Death of God and Violence in the Movies

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Three Essential Streaming Movies

Tweet Zero Motivation, (2014) Israel. Zohar (Dana Ivgy) and Daffi (Nelly Tagar) are two young Israeli soldiers serving on a remote army base. Stuck in the Human Resources Division, the girls are bored pencil-pushers who spend their days playing video games, singing pop songs, flirting with handsome male soldiers, and dreaming of escape to Tel […]

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Agent 007 on Elections, Money and Politics

Tweet Q. I was wondering what else, besides soccer and your career, might interest a character like you—such as, I don’t know, politics for example.

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Hidden Hollywood: Fay Wray, Beauty and the Beasts, Part III

Tweet In her disarmingly modest, and revealing autobiography, On the Other Hand, film actress Fay Wray (September 15, 1907–August 8, 2004), best known for her role as Ann Darrow in the classic film King Kong, unveils her life in a lovely, impressionist style that is at the same time sharply focused. As Seraphic Secret wrote […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Advice from Dirty Harry

Tweet “Dustin Hoffman and Al Pacino play losers very well. But my audience like to be in there vicariously with a winner. That isn’t always popular with critics. My characters have sensitivity and vulnerabilities, but they’re still winners. I don’t pretend to understand losers. When I read a script about a loser I think of […]

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Hidden Hollywood: Fay Wray, Beauty and the Beasts, Part II

Tweet In her modest, jewel of an autobiography, On the Other Hand, film actress Fay Wray (September 15, 1907–August 8, 2004), best known for her role as Ann Darrow in the classic film King Kong, unveils the confusing threads of her life in Hollywood in a lovely, impressionist style that is, at the same time, […]

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Movie Poster Art by Saul Bass

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Hidden Hollywood: Fay Wray, Beauty and the Beasts, Part I

Tweet Actress Fay Wray achieved screen immortality as Ann Darrow, the girl in King Kong’s paw, the beauty who tamed the raging beast. For most of us growing up after Hollywood’s Golden Age, Fay Wray (b. Vina Fay Wray; September 15, 1907 – August 8, 2004) was nothing more than a fetching, half-naked prop, screaming […]

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Hidden Hollywood: Gloria Swanson’s Wedding Night

Tweet Between 1919 and 1921, Gloria Swanson starred in a series of wildly popular films for director Cecile B. De Mille in which the iconography of Hollywood glamour was formally codified. The titles of these films carry the whiff of scandal and decadence: Don’t Change Your Husband (1919), For Better, For Worse (1919), Male and […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Movies as Political Propaganda: The Battle of Algiers, Part II

Tweet Part I can be found here. We continue our analysis of The Battle of Algiers, one of the most influential propaganda films of the 20th century. We rely on Alistair Horne’s, Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 , the most thorough and accurate history of that war yet written, bearing in mind that the movie, The […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Hidden Hollywood: Joan Fontaine’s Honeymoon from Hell

Tweet In 1939, Joan Fontaine, twenty-one years old, was slowly making her way up the Hollywood ladder. MGM signed Fontaine to play a small part in the high profile production The Women, directed by George Cukor, starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell and Paulette Goddard. For the young actress, it was a plum assignment. […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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