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[1944] Wilson

As far as biography goes, Wilson mostly skates through the life of President Woodrow Wilson; Wilson the academic; Wilson the politician; and Wilson the projection of war patriot and reluctant isolationist.   688 more words

First Take

Soundtrack Review: "The Robe" - Alfred Newman

Music Composed and Conducted by: Alfred Newman
Movie Genre: Drama, History
Movie Release: 1953
Soundtrack Release: 2012
Label: LaLa Land Records

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My Reason to Watch WILSON (20th Century Fox 1944)

Normally I wouldn’t watch something like WILSON, producer Darryl F. Zanuck ‘s 1944 biographical box office flop about the 28th President of the United States. It didn’t sound like my cup of tea. 405 more words

Cracked Rear Viewer

Film history: Focus on veteran film director Jean Negulesco, his secretary, and Marilyn Monroe

Cover of Jean Negulesco’s autobiography “Things I Did and Things I Think I Did: A Hollywood Memoir” (1984)

Marilyn Monroe

In August 2000, I met with actress Sheree North (1932-2005) in Hollywood for an interview about her career in films, focusing on the years when she was under contract at 20th Century Fox, at the same time as Marilyn Monroe was, also at Fox; both were the new studio’s blonde leading ladies. 1,139 more words

Film History

A Yank In The R.A.F. (1941)

Cocky and brash, looking every inch a movie star, Tyrone Power arrives in Canada delivering a new plane marked for shipment to England to fight the German war machine. 704 more words

Daily Take

September 5: Happy Birthday Carice van Houten and Michael Keaton

Dutch actress Carice van Houten turns 40 today.  She has been a major star in European cinema since the late nineties, and has won the Golden Calf for Best Actress (given annually at the Netherlands Film Festival) five times.  1,223 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

The Hollywood Studio System: Art as Industry

Dear Studio System:

We (as in, yours truly) are fascinated by you and your impressive film-making output during your prime, from the 1920s to the late 1940s. 730 more words

Classic Film