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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a 1965 Cold War spy film starring directed by Martin Ritt, with a screenplay by Paul Dehn and Guy Trosper. 1,114 more words


Edward Albee, The Zoo Story, And The Rest Of Us

I was 16 the spring that Edward Albee came to Lexington, Virginia. Lexington at that point was a rural county seat still unconnected by interstates to the greater world. 786 more words

Inner Ear

Remembering the Legend of PETER O'TOOLE: From Films to Foreskins...

The passing of Peter O’Toole in December 2013 was a sad moment for me.

I had a strong personal affection for the man and his work, stemming primarily from my undying love for the film… 2,001 more words

(All Things) CULTURE

The Rogue's Guide to Shakespeare on Film #39: The Taming of the Shrew (1967)

39. Franco Zeffirelli’s The Taming of the Shrew (1967)

All right, readers, let’s get to it. The Taming of the Shrew is one of those infernal puzzles Shakespeare has bequeathed to us. 775 more words

The Rogue's Guide To Shakespeare On Film

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1965)

Adapted from the John le Carré novel, this is a black & white spy thriller that personifies cold war paranoia in ways that Bond never could.  598 more words


Who is he? Who am I?

This Well Thumbed instalment is nothing more nor less than one actor’s idiosyncratic rumination (self-obsessed or what?) on the explorative nature of finding a character in rehearsal. 469 more words

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