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“The Godfather”

A Special 45th Anniversary Event

This iconic film about a New York mafia family’s rise to power in the years following World War II stars… 471 more words

Film History

Oscar Micheaux - First Black Independent Filmmaker

Oscar Devereaux Micheaux was an American author, film director and independent producer of more than 44 films.

Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Journalist (1884–1951)


“Your self-image is so powerful, it unwittingly becomes your destiny.”

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Film History

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

Literary forms like parable and allegory have to be a little vague and general to convey their simple messages. Films, on the other hand, work with realistic, specific details. 457 more words


Vivien Leigh - Hollywood's Bipolar Superstar

Scarlet O’Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were. In her face were too sharply blended the delicate features of her mother, a Coast aristocrat of French descent, and the heavy ones of her florid Irish father. 742 more words

Women's History

Modern Monsters - Frankenstein

Frankenstein and his monster might be one of the monsters on this list most removed from his source material, and I doubt it will find its way back any time soon.  2,827 more words

Historical Notes

TV Review: "Feud"--"You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends?"

So, we come at last to it, the finale of the first season of Feud. I’m still not sure that the series needed all 8 episodes that it got in order to get to this point, but I do think that it told a good story, solidly acted, and beautifully shot. 1,006 more words

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