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Screening History: "The Robe"

The focus of this installment of “Screening History” is one of the lesser-known but still quite enjoyable historico-biblical films, Henry Koster’s The Robe.  While not as famous as such midcentury epics as  980 more words

Historical Film/TV

MOVIE REVIEW | ***AFI WEEKEND*** #67. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966)

“The American Film Institute’s list of the 100 Greatest Movies was selected by AFI’s blue-ribbon panel of more than 1,500 leaders of the American movie community to commemorate 100 Years of Movies”. 771 more words

Reader

Actor Of The Night!

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Richard Burton was on Here’s Lucy reruns ( honestly you never know who will do a cameo on the show) but this time it was Richard Burton and his performance was magnificent,you could see that timing physical presence ( and he has it is spades he is so much fun to watch) and his brief Shakespeare, well  he is Shakespeare– there was not a seam in his acting, what a phenomena! 242 more words

Thoughts

Where Eagles Dare Full HD Download Free

Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner… but that’s not all that’s really going on. 415 more words

War

On Watching Zeffirelli's "The Taming of the Shrew" for the First Time in Many Years

I have a dim memory of the first time I saw Franco Zeffirelli’s The Taming of the Shrew.  It was on television.  I’m sure I was watching with my parents, and the image of Elizabeth Taylor falling in the muddy stream and being left behind by her laughing husband is pretty much all that has stuck with me for forty years or so. 845 more words

Artsy Stuff

File of the Golden Goose (1969)

This typically plotted story of an agent infiltrating a gang of cut throats had been done before in films like White Heat and afterwards as recently as The Departed. 510 more words

Daily Take

Elizabeth Taylor could "..drink, belch, and swear with the best of them"

Such behaviour, she said, kept her real, kept her human which is no mean  feat  given Elizabeth Taylor’s  rather extraordinary life. For starters there was the unusually dark blue of her eyes that made them seem otherworldly, then there was a mutation  she was born with that gave her double eye lashes. 923 more words