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Misinformation and Mistaken Identity: Musings on Under the Knife – March 29, 2015

Clear communication is the key to any relationship, personal or professional, and when that basic tenet breaks down, things can snowball into a great maelstrom before the situation is resolved, hopefully for the better. 836 more words

Theatre

The Bette Davis Project: It's Love I'm After (1937)

Famous stage actor, Basil Underwood (Leslie Howard, Of Human Bondage), is about to marry his longtime girlfriend and co-star, Joyce Arden (Bette Davis). But first, he has to deal with a persistent teen groupie, Marcia West (Olivia de Havilland, … 307 more words

Hollywood's Golden Age

Favorite Screwball Dog? Asta?

Who is your favorite screwball comedy dog? Best canine sidekick in the genre? Well Asta of course. Star of the “Thin Man” series, “The Awful Truth”, “Bringing Up Baby”.   43 more words

Books

The Awful Truth and the Hays Code

In 1934, the Hays Code was established as a response to the call for Hollywood to self-censor their films. After the Code was created, films needed a certificate from the Hays office before they could be exhibited. 970 more words

Favorite Films

Screwball comedies

We’re getting prepared for our screening of Frank Capra’s lighthearted and endearing It Happened One Night, this Saturday. It’s part of our ongoing series for the CMPCA in Brighton, at St Michael’s Church Hall. 370 more words

News

'Godfrey' Screenplay Skewers the One Percent

Sometimes Hollywood is a bit much, really.

Filmmakers know that we, the masses, enjoy send-ups of rich people. We love it when we can feel intellectually superior to the dim-witted characters on the screen. 630 more words

Comedy

Sunday in New York (1963)

This is a somewhat belated tribute, to yet another star of the silver screen. Aussie actor Rod Taylor (January 11, 1930 – January 7, 2015) arrived in Hollywood in the 1950s, and though he never achieved the fame of fellow countrymen like Errol Flynn (and, much later, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, etc), he did star in several big films, including Hitchcock’s… 2,684 more words

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