The final entry in this latest A-Z. Thanks to everyone who stuck with it, and added their own choices along the way. I have enjoyed reading all the comments, as well as discovering films and film makers that were new to me. 174 more words
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It is known that in old Chinese times, noble men may mary any number of women, as long as he could afford it, making them concubines. 552 more words
Dear oh dear. For the umpteenth time, when will any hack working in the film industry get it through his impenetrable thick skull that no matter the abundance of fancy costumes, sets, CGI, and action, if there is nothing else complementing that (like a decent plot or characters to care for), then every one of those optical wonders are for naught. 734 more words
Our headliners today were both familiar faces in the classic era of film noir.
Veronica Lake (1922-1973) became famous in the early 1940s for her “peek-a-boo” hairstyle (a very subdued version of which is in her photo above), but changed it during World War 2 after she learned that women working in factories were getting their hair caught in machinery when emulating her style. 796 more words