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The Band Wagon

NOV / DEC 2013: BY RUTH ANDERSON

Musicals have always been a part of my life. Some of my earliest memories are of sitting in front of the television, entranced by the color and spectacle of a song-and-dance extravaganza. 927 more words

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Unlikely Friends: Lewis & Hathaway

JULY / AUG 2013: BY RUTH ANDERSON

The hallowed halls of Oxford may seem more suited to the rigors of academia than murder, but for over two decades that renowned institution has served as the backdrop for murders foul, mysterious, and strange. 962 more words

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The Father of All Spy Thrillers: North by Northwest

HALLOWEEN 2012: BY RUTH ANDERSON

I have a long-held affinity for glossy, suspenseful, romantic caper/spy-themed films. As a fan of Hitchcock, I gravitate toward his 1950s-era works, all color, gloss, romance and shadowy intrigue. 744 more words

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The First Sci-Fi-Western: John Carter

JULY / AUG 2012: BY RUTH ANDERSON

Earlier this year,  John Carter came to theaters with much fanfare and left with a whimper. The splashy sci-fi epic under-performed, the victim of bad press, poor promotional trailers, and a word-of-mouth campaign that equated its financial success with whether or not it held merit. 871 more words

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Madame le Pimpernel: Lady Marguerite Blakeney

MAY / JUNE 2012: BY RUTH ANDERSON

MY EARLIEST MEMORIES of classic literature are not drawing room romances in the vein of Jane Austen or epic social commentary and meaty family drama from the pen of Dickens, but were swashbuckling, romantic adventures. 961 more words

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Nearer To Thee: Titanic's Classic Films

MARCH / APRIL 2012: BY RUTH ANDERSON

For the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, I wanted to revisit its tragic history and some of the classic films inspired by it. 1,157 more words

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Zen

NOV / DEC 2011: BY RUTH ANDERSON

if you visit my blog it will quickly become evident I am a devout Masterpiece Mystery fan. It has brought to life classic sleuths like Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmes, then turned around and reinvented a detective I thought I knew for the 21st-century. 1,062 more words

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