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Look - July 23, 1968

Look Magazine is probably my favorite of the weekly magazines from back in the day. It’s sort of like Life, but with more of an entertainment slant. 26 more words

1968

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner? ...Now

Guest review by Kevin C. Peterson

Against the political backdrop of a dashing, brilliant black president, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and the racial crisis now roiling in Ferguson, Missouri over the murder of unarmed Michael Brown by a local white police officer, the themes and tropes that comprise Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner—which premiered at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston this week–seem absurdly lame and unforgivingly naive. 527 more words

Lee Grant from Blacklist to Peyton Place

Lee Grant burst into the movie scene with her role in “Detective Story”.   But the Blacklist derailed her career . However she kept at it and took any job she could and went on to win an Oscar for her role in Warren Beatty’s “Shampoo”.   50 more words

Books

NOTES ON THE FILM CANON: #99 – Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

From 1998 to 2008, the American Film Institute published various “Top 100” lists under the brand “AFI’s 100 Years . . . 100 Movies.” These lists highlighted various aspects of cinema and cinema history. 1,658 more words

Movie Reviews

Sneakers (1992)

I always end up watching this movie within 2-3 days of seeing the cover in front of me ’cause I keep thinking of Carl ( 189 more words

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The Measure of a Man

The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography by Sidney Poitier.

I am going to recommend this book to everyone and instead of offering a proper review, I will just point out ideas I enjoyed. 139 more words

Book Reviews

Fast Forward

Sidney Poitier…Academy award winning actor, author, diplomat. Oh, and we mustn’t forget: director of a 80’s breakdance movie. You read me right! Poitier has actually directed many films including… 648 more words

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