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Sandra Bullock

Posted by on Mar 23, 2012 in Actor, Featured | Comments Off on Sandra Bullock

The curse of actors and actresses who are excellent in comedic roles is that they aren’t taken seriously in their industry. So it was...

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Americana: Academy Awards

Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Americana | 1 comment

It was the boss of MGM, Louis B. Mayer, who came up with the idea. Like Andy Hardy – “Let’s put on a show!” He got...

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Directors: The Coen Brothers

Posted by on Dec 3, 2010 in Actor | Comments Off on Directors: The Coen Brothers

I have both brothers down as Directors, because they’ve shared those duties, though until recently only Joel Coen received directing...

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Book/Film: The Grapes of Wrath

Posted by on Nov 9, 2010 in Film | Comments Off on Book/Film: The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath is the moving story of the Joad family, Okies forced from their farms due to the crop failures brought on by the Dust...

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Music: Aaron Copland

Posted by on Aug 27, 2010 in Music | Comments Off on Music: Aaron Copland

Though certainly not the first American composer whose music captured the national mood, Aaron Copland created ballets, popular works, and...

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