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Turner Classic Movie Film Festival: Day One

  Turner Classic Movie Film Festival Day One On Thursday April 28th, I have to admit I woke-up in somewhat of a panic. You see, dear readers, it was at that precise moment that the gravity of my situation sank … Continue reading

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Lawrence of Arabia: Part Two – The Destruction of Myth

Lawrence of Arabia: Part two – The Destruction of Myth Hello dear readers and thank you for coming back to my Lawrence of Arabia blog posts. Last November, as part of the British Empire Blogathon, I wrote Part One of … Continue reading

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British Empire in Film Blogathon: Lawrence of Arabia

British Empire in Film Blogathon Lawrence of Arabia: Part One –The Creation of Myth A portrait of the real Lawrence of Arabia. We open on a lone motorcycle – the very symbol of freedom, the open road – and escape … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Alec Guinness

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Alec Guinness, born April 2nd, 1914! Some actors are divas. We’ve all heard the rumors of insane dressing room demands and the so-called “no-eye contact” clause. Yes, in our current celebrity culture. actors … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: David Lean

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend David Lean, born March 25th, 1908! As human beings, and by reading this I assume you are one, we love seeing things grow. We plant tiny little seeds to watch them grow into … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Claude Rains

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Claude Rains, born on November 10th 1889! ….. There are some who believe that the litmus test for good acting is complete metamorphosis – the thought that actors must lose themselves so completely in … Continue reading

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Lawrence of Arabia: the 4K Experience

  Remember when I posted about two weeks ago that I’d never seen Lawrence Arabia? Well, call that post obsolete because two weeks later I have seen, and thoroughly enjoyed, all 228 minutes of it.  As I said in my … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s Greatest: Then and Now – Albert Finney Part 2

Nominated for five Academy Awards, Albert Finney was born May 9, 1936 to Alice Hobson and Albert Finney, Sr. in Salford, Greater Manchester. Finney received his education at Tootal Drive Primary School, Salford Grammar School and the Royal Academy of … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture # 4 — The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

4. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Other Nominated Films: Peyton Place, Sayonara, 12 Angry Men, Witness for the Prosecution I said this in an earlier post, but I feel that it’s only right to say it again: Davis Lean is one of … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture # 7 — Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

7. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Other Nominated Films: The Longest Day, The Music Man, Mutiny on the Bounty, To Kill a Mockingbird Before I go on to talk about this film, I would just like to say one thing: David Lean is … Continue reading

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