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A FACE IN THE CROWD (1957) -A very early look at reality TV

(WARNING: Spoilers abound!)

In 1957, Arkansas radio producer Marcia Jeffries (Patricia Neal) has air time to fill. Her radio show, “A Face in the Crowd,” consists of folksy interviews with down-to-earth citizens. 447 more words

Warmup for Super Bowl...

try watching this comedy “The Fortune Cookie” starring Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon.  Made in 1966 it’s a light black comedy.  It’s loosely based around an American football accident.   342 more words

A Movie A Day #17: The Laughing Policeman (1973, directed by Stuart Rosenberg)

San Francisco in the 1970s.  Revolution is in the air.  Hippies are on every street corner.  A man named Gus Niles knows that he’s being tailed by an off-duty cop, Dave Evans.   398 more words


Flashback Friday-The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

For many New Yorkers, riding the subways is an innocuous, normal part of life. But what happens when someone sees these passengers in a different light? 231 more words


Movie Reviews 280 – Fail-Safe (1964)

During the Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union the world sat around as the two superpowers constantly increased and intensified their respective nuclear arsenals. 667 more words

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