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Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)

Dir. Michael Gordon. Starring Jose Ferrer, Ralph Clanton, Mala Parsons

Cyrano de Bergerac is a really tricky play to adapt, more or less as is, from stage to screen. 1,374 more words


Here is My Heart... On My Sleeve, Where You Can't Miss It: "Moulin Rouge" (1952)

By Scott Ross

Moulin Rouge is one of the most exquisitely beautiful movies of its time — 65 years after its release its lush images and extraordinary color palette pop off the screen. 1,082 more words


The Caine Mutiny (1954)

This is, naturally, based on the 1952 Pulitzer Prize-winning Herman Wouk novel. It is worse than the book–it lacks a lot of its humanity and complication, but that’s not surprising, as the book is very long and the movie is not. 388 more words

Fedora (1978)

Is it just me or is this like a lost, not quite classic Billy Wilder flick that reunites him with his leading man from Stalag 17 and Sunset Boulevard, William Holden for one more go around on the life of a Hollywood Diva who has long been out of the limelight ala Norma Desmond? 798 more words

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The Amazing Captain Nemo (1978)

I’m a nostalgic and forgiving kind of guy, and so I’m pretty certain that every single thing from my childhood that I loved as a child is something I can look at from the dull light of middle age and see what appealed to me when I was small. 939 more words


"You Shall These Unlucky Deeds Relate": Paul Robeson


The final scene of Othello, set in Desdemona’s bed chamber where Othello, standing over Desdemona while she sleeps, decides to kill her.

Performed here on the 1944 audio record by Paul Robeson as Othello, Uta Hagen as his doomed wife Desdemona, Jose Ferrer as the evil Iago, who falsely convinces Othello of Desdemona’s unfaithfulness, and Edith King as Iago’s wife, Emilia, who realizes with horror what her husband has done. 15 more words