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For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemmingway

“Today is the only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today.” 435 more words

Ball of Fire (1941): A Tramp Amongst Scholars

Samuel Goldwyn

Screwball Elements: 

  • Marriage Plot: A girl is caught between two engagements. Which one will she marry?
  • Class Conflict: A girl who performs at a nightclub suddenly finds herself living with eight distinguished professors.
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SPOTLIGHT: Bold Pre-Code Bankhead (V)

Welcome to a new Film Friday and the continuation of our spotlight series on the Pre-Code work of the grand Southern diva of the American theatre, Tallulah Bankhead (1902-1968).  1,115 more words



HIGH NOON by Abidan Paul Shah, Henderson, NC

(This article was published in the local newspaper The Daily Dispatch on 11/2/14)

In our home if “High Noon” is on TV then it doesn’t matter what else is on! 625 more words


Never What?

Occasionally a friend or acquaintance tells me that facebook is annoying. Their complaint is that they do not want to know, for instance, when someone else is eating a meal or where. 970 more words

CMBA Forgotten Stars Blogathon: Pure Soul

Ann Harding kills me. No, not literally, of course. That’s just my slangy way of noting her effect. I’m left breathless when I watch her. I feel as if she’s reached deep into me, stirred up my heart and lungs, pulled up my guts, and discombobulated my brain. 2,553 more words