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"Interstellar" and the Film Question

This past week I was working my usual shift in NYU’s Film Study Center archive, digitizing some 16mm student films from a production course twenty years ago. 1,527 more words

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For Your Consideration: Oct. 31, 2014

There comes a time in every child’s life when they get too old to don a costume and harvest candy from benevolent strangers (or so I’m told). 570 more words

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Joan Fontaine Estate - Art & Oscar - Heads to Christie's

“I married first, won the Oscar before Olivia did, and if I die first, she’ll undoubtedly be livid because I beat her to it!” sniffed screen starlet Joan Fontaine in 1978, referencing the lifelong feud between herself and her sister, actress Olivia de Havilland. 416 more words

Happy Birthday Joan Fontaine

Today is Joan Fontaine‘s 97th birthday.  If nothing else, watch The Women (1939) (and Rebecca and Suspicion and and and…), it is one of the best all time ensemble casts ever created.  729 more words

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Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Constance Bennett, actress (1904-1965)

Curly Howard, comedian & actor (1903-1952)
Joan Fontaine, actress (1917-2013)
Annette Funicello, actress & singer (1942-2013)
Catherine Deneuve, actress (1943- )

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Joan Fontaine's Legacy of Kindness

Joan Fontaine’s talent and beauty are legendary. But her kindness and grace, like the lady herself, were in a quieter key. She would take the time write back to every fan and honor any request she could, making all she wrote to feel as if they alone had captured her attention. 175 more words

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