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Election Day is Here! Classic Films about American Politics…

  Election Day is Here! GET OUT AND VOTE! After a year and half stuck in a sea of seemingly non-stop political inundation, the day of reckoning has finally arrived: Election Day. Well, at least for our American readers anyway… … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Patricia Neal

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Patricia Neal, born January 20, 1926! The first time I saw Patricia Neal, I was completely smitten. The film was A Face in the Crowd and I must have been in ninth or … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Vivien Leigh

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Vivian Leigh, Born on November 5, 1913! What comes to mind when you hear the words ‘southern belle’? A young chaste girl, a gentleman at her side? Or perhaps ornate dresses with details … Continue reading

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You Can Say That Again! Classic Movie Quotes: July 4th

In Celebration of America’s Birthday today, July 4, 2012, I am sharing some of my favorite Classic Movie quotes about America and Americans!   Here goes… ….. You see, boys forget what their country means by just reading The Land … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Dorothy McGuire

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Dorothy McGuire, born June, 14, 1916! The virtue of humility; that’s what comes to mind when I think of Dorothy McGuire. Her charm did not derive from her looks, though if you think … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s Greatest: Then and Now – Christopher Plummer Part 2

With a career that spans seven decades, Christopher Plummer is one of the most important actors of our time. Plummer was born on December 13, 1929 in Toronto, Ontario to Isabella Mary and John Orme Plummer. Through his mother, Plummer … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture # 2 — On the Waterfront (1954)

2. On the Waterfront (1954) Other Nominated Films: The Canine Mutiny, The Country Girl, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Three Coins in the Fountain This isn’t the first Elia Kazan film to make an appearance on this list: Gentleman’s Agreement won Best … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture #’s 26 and 25 — Gentleman’s Agreement (1947) and Ben-Hur (1959)

26. Gentleman’s Agreement (1947) Other Nominated Films: The Bishop’s Wife, Crossfire, Great Expectations, Miracle on 34th Street Elia Kazan really has a knack for directing some pretty amazing films. He’s directed classics such as A Streetcar Named Desire, On the … Continue reading

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