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2016 BlindSpot Series: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

When Edward Albee’s play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” landed in 1962 it set Broadway ablaze. Its scorching, abrasive story of a middle-aged couple’s volatile marriage won Tony Awards but was stripped of its Pulitzer Prize for Drama due to its controversial content. 606 more words

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October 24th - Liz Taylor gets a giant rock - "Diamonds are a girl's best friend"

In 1969, #RichardBurton bought #ElizabethTaylor and 69-carat #Cartier diamond ring costing $1.5m #MarilynMonroe sings!#singing;#feelgood

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend

The French are glad to die for love. 315 more words

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31 Horror Movies in 31 Days-Absolution (1978)

Anthony Shaffer was one of the most celebrated English playwrights in the 70’s (between Frenzy, The Wicker Man and Sleuth) which is why his decision to write Absolution, a wickedly surreptitious horror film set in a Catholic school might seem incongruous from an outsider’s point-of-view. 250 more words


Exorcist 2: The Heretic

Which reminds me, I recently watched Exorcist 2: The Heretic. Well, it was on as I was writing. My wife abandoned it for better fare, but I somehow could not get myself to turn it off. 119 more words


Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?– IMDB 228/250

Hollywood icons Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are probably more famous for their own tumultuous relationship than any they portrayed on screen, but the next film on my list was them exuding their chemistry and love life on film in Mike Nichols’ … 897 more words

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When I bought the DVD, I presumed that I had seen the movie as a kid.  The reason I hadn’t is that it came out in 1953, the year I had gone into the Franciscan Novitiate.  502 more words

The Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) review

“Your machine has proved scientifically that there’s an ancient demon locked within her!”

The Exorcist is a masterpiece.  Forget all that nonsense about it being laughable in this day and age.   651 more words