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John Ford, Director

Posted by on Feb 10, 2012 in Director, Featured | Comments Off on John Ford, Director

He developed a brand: “A John Ford Western.” Not all of his films fell into this genre, but a lot of them did. John Wayne,...

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Actress: Lucille Ball

Posted by on Aug 7, 2011 in Actor | Comments Off on Actress: Lucille Ball

I love Lucy. Everybody loves Lucy. With her husband Desi Arnaz, she virtually invented the situation comedy, a genre that has thrived on...

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Film: 12 Angry Men

Posted by on Aug 1, 2011 in Film | Comments Off on Film: 12 Angry Men

It’s not a good thing to feel claustrophobic during a movie. And except for a couple of brief scenes at beginning and end, the...

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Film: Movies of 1962

Posted by on Jun 27, 2011 in Film | 1 comment

I have to acknowledge up front that the highest-grossing film of the year was also the Academy Award winner: Lawrence of Arabia. A British...

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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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Actor: Denzel Washington

Posted by on Oct 10, 2010 in Actor | 2 comments

  Some actors carry an indefinable yet very tangible air of integrity. Spencer Tracy had it. Henry Fonda had it. And Denzel Washington...

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TV Show: The Waltons

Posted by on Dec 27, 2009 in TV Show | 1 comment

What was rural life like in Virginia during the Depression? It probably wasn’t as sweet as The Waltons, but we can hope. It was a...

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