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A Profound, Immediately Affecting "Anne Frank" at New Jewish Theatre

The Diary of Anne Frank
by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Directed by Gary Wayne Barker
New Jewish Theatre
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Throwback Trailer: Another Thin Man (1939)

An explosives manufacturer suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in Nick and Nora (with new baby) to sort things out.

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The Diary of Anne Frank

While in Amsterdam last week for the Orphans Symposium, I had the chance to visit the Anne Frank House and Museum. Words cannot really describe the experience of visiting the house and seeing firsthand where Anne, her family, and four others hid from the Nazis during World War II. 464 more words

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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Director: Frank Capra

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, Jo Swerling, Philip Van Doren Stern

Genre: Drama/Comedy

Plot: An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. 547 more words

Was 'It's a Wonderful Life' really communist propaganda? FBI investigated classic Christmas film because it portrayed banker Mr Potter as greedy and evil

  • FBI informants claimed the movie was a vessel for communist messages
  • Claimed screenwriters Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich associated with known communists
  • Report was part of 2,000 page document compiled about communist ‘influence’ in Hollywood…
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Earn Your Ending (Tip #76)

“My favorite Christmas film is It’s a Wonderful Life and I think Capra did a great job of balancing the light and the dark, the comedic and the dramatic—but George Bailey from the mid-point on he’s got to go through some really tough, dark stuff. 368 more words

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