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Vivien Leigh: Legendary ‘Gone with the Wind’ and ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ star would have turned 100 today Vivien Leigh was perhaps the greatest film star that hardly ever was. What I mean is that following her starring role in the 1939 Civil War blockbuster Gone with the Wind, Leigh was featured in a mere eight* movies over the course of the next 25 years. The theater world’s gain — she was kept busy on the London stage — was the film world’s loss. But even if Leigh had starred in only two movies — Gone with the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire — that would have been enough to make her a screen legend; one who would have turned 100 years old today, November 5, 2013. (Photo: Vivien Leigh ca. 1940.) Vivien Leigh (born Vivian Mary Hartley to British parents in Darjeeling, India) began her film career in the mid-’30s, playing bit roles in British »
- Andre Soares
With summer fast approaching and schools across the nation about to let out, many kids and teens look forward to freedom. However, some schools won't let anyone enjoy there summer and assign dreaded reading lists. So in celebration of The Great Gatsby*, here are the five best movies to give you an assist in getting through this summer's required reading.
William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann and star Leonardo Dicaprio are no strangers to adapting old literature and plays. Case in point, their modern retelling of the play "Romeo and Juliet." Sure, you could watch the 40's or 70's version for "historical accuracy," but who wants that? Instead go with Romeo + Juliet. Is it good? No. Is entertainingly insane? Yes. In the reports though, you might want to avoid mentioning the "gang wars."
Probably the most boring book (technically a novella) I »
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The 85th Annual Academy Awards didn't have a lot of surprises -- it was widely expected that "Argo," Jennifer Lawrence and Daniel Day-Lewis would win and they did -- but let's take another look what Oscar voters declared 2012's best in film.
It starts with "Argo," the Best Picture winner, which overcame the nomination morning snub of Ben Affleck in the Best Director category to dominate pretty much all of Hollywood's award season. In doing so, "Argo" became only the fourth movie in history to win a Best Picture Oscar without at least receiving a Best Director nomination. "Argo" also claimed wins in the Best Film Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay categories.
But "Argo" was not the night's most honored film. That was Ang Lee's visually dazzling literary adaptation "Life of Pi" which took home four Oscars: Best Director for Lee, Best Visual Effects, Best Cinematography and Best Original Score. »
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