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Of Love and Other Demons: Ideal Love in Cinema

A teacher of mine once spent an entire class explaining why movies had such an incredible hold on him as a young adult. “I learned everything I know about love from the movies,” he told us. 553 more words

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classic for a reason -- "The Thin Man"

The Thin Man, 1934, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O’Sullivan. Directed by W.S. Van Dyke. B&W, 93 minutes.

This mystery/comedy showcases rapid-fire dialogue, continuous plot twists and an urbane couple whose names remain a part of American pop culture to this day. 557 more words

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William Powell

I adore William Powell. He was sophisticated, suave, debonair, handsome, witty, stylish, a true gentleman and women loved his voice.  He was nominated for an Oscar in the films The Thin Man (1934), My Man Godfrey (1936) and Life with Father (1947). 200 more words



The title words are from one journalist to another about the local crime boss.  The press is trying to influence the police and the judicial system; and the police, even our hero cop, are trying to influence the press.  330 more words