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This is how pieces de résistance are born: Watch “Bob Fosse on All That Jazz” on YouTube


This is How pieces de résistance are born

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JOHN BARRY: “GIVE ME A SMILE”: make music part of your life series


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John Dunlea    John Dunlea


JOHN BARRY:   “GIVE ME A SMILE”
(A tribute to the musical genius of John Barry)

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: JOHN WOO (1946)


John Woo (1946)

Woo is a Chinese film director known for the balletic violence of his movies. His films belong to a genre originating in Hong Kong called “heroic bloodshed” and have inspired American filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino. Woo first gained international recognition with his 1989 Hong Kong thriller The Killer. During the 1990s, he became one of the first Asian directors to achieve mainstream success in Hollywood. He has since directed several American films, including what 1997 blockbuster? More…

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: SPENCER TRACY (1900)


Spencer Tracy (1900)

Tracy began his acting career in the theater, but he is now recognized as a Hollywood icon and one of the most versatile performers in motion picture history. He earned his first film role in 1930, and within five years, he had appeared in more than 25 films. A two-time Academy Award winner, Tracy earned nine Oscar nominations throughout his illustrious career. He and Katharine Hepburn were a frequent on-screen team. How many films did the pair make together? More… Discuss

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Word: SYRUPY


syrupy 

Definition: (adjective) Cloyingly sweet or sentimental.
Synonyms: saccharinetreacly
Usage: I can appreciate a sentimental or romantic film, but syrupy “chick flicks” are another thing altogether. Discuss.

 

Unique moments in Movies: Anna Karenina: Dmitri Shostakovich Waltz No 2.