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To Kill a Mockingbird: The Casting of Atticus Finch

  The Filming of To Kill a Mockingbird: The Casting of Atticus Finch Exclusive Excerpt from “Why to Kill a Mockingbird Matters” A Big Thank You to author Tom Santopietro for hand-picking this excerpt about the casting of Atticus, from … Continue reading

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Conversations with Classic Film Stars: about Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn – Exclusive Post by Authors James Bawden and Ron Miller

THE GOLDEN AGE OF GOSSIP What Legendary Movie Stars Said about Each Other Part Two of a Four-Part Series Though two-time Oscar winner Spencer Tracy is widely regarded as one of the acting greats of the “golden age,” not all … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving with TCM

  Thanksgiving with Turner Classic Movies It’s that time of year again. The time when leaves have completed their journey to the ground, winter jackets become a permanent fixture, and turkeys everywhere are in a constant state of panic.  Yes, it’s … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day: A Celebration of Classic Movie Father’s

  A Celebration of Classic Movie Fathers In terms of days dedicated to parents, Father’s Day is the one that pretty much gets the shaft. With Mother’s Day we are consistently inundated with content on our TVs, laptops, tablets, smart … Continue reading

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TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar: CMH Picks for Week Two (Feb 8)

Turner Classic Movies: 31 Days of Oscar CMH Picks: Week Two Saturday February 8: Auntie Mame at 5:30PM EST 6 Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Cinematography Color, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Film Editing 1959 “Life is a banquet and most … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Producer Pandro S. Berman

Born March 28, 1905 Legendary Producer Pandro S. Berman! Before I start, I must add a quick ‘disclaimer’ —  this post is only labeled a ‘Mini’ tribute because it is ‘mini’ in ‘written’ content — but given that Pandro S. Berman … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Victor Fleming at Work

Born February 23, 1889 Legendary Director Victor Fleming! Although this post is labeled ‘Mini’ there is certainly nothing ‘mini’ about the respect due to Legendary Director, Victor Fleming!  This post is simply labeled ‘mini’ because I am paying a pictorial … Continue reading

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What we Love about Dads: A Salute to Three Classic Movie Fathers

In Celebration of Father’s Day, what we love about our Dads!  ….. For being a role model of integrity: Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch (with Mary Badham as daughter Scout) in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962, directed by Robert Mulligan). … Continue reading

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Let’s Hear it for the Dads: Three Father-Centric Classic Films

If you’ve been to, oh say, any store in the last couple of weeks, you are well aware of what time of year it is — Father’s Day. And of course all the stores are telling you, in brightly colored … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Countdown: Best Picture #’s 14 and 13 — The Sound of Music (1965) and Marty (1955)

14. The Sound of Music (1965) Other Nominated Films: Darling, Doctor Zhivago, Ship of Fools, A Thousand Clowns Now this is one of the weeks I’ve been looking forward to writing about! There are a lot of movies I’ve enjoyed … Continue reading

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