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Photos from "THE MAKING OF GONE WITH THE WIND" exhibit at the Harry Ransom Center...

From September 9, 2014, to January 4, 2015, The Making of Gone With The Wind exhibit graced the Harry Ransom Center in Austin Texas, and included pieces from the 500 boxes of the David O. 522 more words


Spike Lee has us asking the same question more than 25 years later

I’ve been pretty troubled with some of the news I’ve been reading from across the pond – it seems like attitudes to race hasn’t changed much in some areas of States since the Civil Rights Movement. 565 more words

American Film Institute

Some thoughts on creative courage. . .

This past weekend I got out a VHS tape of one of my favorite making of a film documentaries.
Yes, I still use my VCR from time to time. 603 more words


Because Josh Said So (Notes on a Revision)

As I told the writing teacher the eight most important turning points in my script—a k a story beats—I thought: He’s only half listening. But Josh Hoover of… 484 more words


CHINA SEAS ( 1935 )

I haven’t seen this one in for ever and it is chock full of plot: pirates, typhoon, jewel thieves, unrequited love, rekindled lost love, duty, redemption, Gable struggling between what he wants and what he needs…and the wonderful wardrobe malfunction by Harlow that remains in the picture. 709 more words


When Walter Met Hattie

Walter Frances White and Hattie McDaniel (left, center) met only once, but they spent years obsessed with one another.

They shook hands briefly during the summer of ’42, when the… 508 more words



As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will… 1,755 more words

Political Correctness