5 items from 2017
On the day a U.S. appeals court lifted an injunction that blocked a Mississippi “religious freedom” law – i.e., giving Christian extremists the right to discriminate against gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people, etc. – not to mention the publication of a Republican-backed health care bill targeting the poor, the sick, the elderly, and those with “pre-existing conditions” – which would include HIV-infected people, a large chunk of whom are gay and bisexual men, so the wealthy in the U.S. can get a massive tax cut, Turner Classic Movies' 2017 Gay Pride or Lgbt Month celebration continues (into tomorrow morning, Thursday & Friday, June 22–23) with the presentation of movies by or featuring an eclectic – though seemingly all male – group: Montgomery Clift, Anthony Perkins, Tab Hunter, Dirk Bogarde, John Schlesinger, Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Arthur Laurents, and Jerome Robbins. After all, one assumes that, rumors or no, the presence of Mercedes McCambridge in one »
- Andre Soares
The most-read book since Gone with the Wind looked at the coming of age struggle of an ambitious, upwardly mobile Jewish girl in the 1930s. This glossy film version gives Natalie Wood an ‘adult’ role and provides Gene Kelly with the seemingly optimal character of a troubled theatrical artiste. Good intentions aside, the show lacks guidance — and may have harmed Kelly’s acting career.
Kl Studio Classics
1958 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 128 min. / Street Date May 9, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95
Starring: Natalie Wood, Gene Kelly, Claire Trevor, Everett Sloane, Martin Milner, Carolyn Jones, Martin Balsam, Edd Byrnes, George Tobias, Jesse White, Paul Picerni, Ruta Lee, Shelley Fabares, Lana Wood.
Cinematography: Harry Stradling
Film Editor: Folmar Blangsted
Original Music: Max Steiner
Produced by Milton Sperling
Directed by Irving Rapper
When doing interviews for West Side Story we found out that »
- Glenn Erickson
Happy Mother’s Day! You can show your love for the most important woman in your by taking her to one of these mom-friendly events across Texas. “Inherit” the Tony.The news last week that the Dallas Theater Center would receive the 2017 Tony Award for best regional theater in America comes as no surprise to those who have followed artistic director Kevin Moriarty’s commitment to staging both world premiere and interesting adaptations of classics. You can see his latest foray into such innovation with his new production of the Scopes Trial class, “Inherit the Wind,” which begins previews at the Kalita Humphreys Theater on Tuesday, May 16. (Tickets: starting at $20) Strike a pose.The lively arts are broader than theater, painting, sculpture, and music. Indeed, fashion combines all of these in some manner, as anyone who has ever attended a runway show knows. But you don’t have to go »
David Crow May 9, 2017
Clarence Darrow is certainly one of the most famous lawyers in American history. A leading figure in the Aclu’s infancy, Darrow was the defence lawyer during the first 'Trial of the Century' in 1925 regarding the killers Leopold and Loeb, and he famously defended the right to teach evolution against William Jennings Bryan in the Scopes Trial that same year. It hence stands to reason that more films about the legendary figure’s career would eventually make it to the screen beyond the fictionalised account of Scopes in Inherit the Wind (1960).
Thus enter Arc Of Justice, a new budding courtroom drama that explores the turbulent and still vital struggle of race in America during the NAACP’s early days. As according to Variety »
“That’S The Glory Of Love”
“You’ve got to live a little, take a little, and let your poor heart break a little—that’s the story of, that’s the glory of love.”
The popular opening song by Billy Hill and sung by Jacqueline Fontaine, “The Glory of Love,” sets the tone for this classic, delightful motion picture that addressed a social issue at the time that we take for granted today—interracial marriage. Hey, in 1967, this was a hot topic. The Supreme Court had decided the Loving vs. Virginia case, which prohibited states from criminalizing interracial marriage, only six months prior to the film’s release (and that legal battle is dramatized in the film Loving, currently in cinemas). Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner was indeed timely, certainly controversial in more conservative areas of the country, and a powerful statement about tolerance and the rights of American citizens. »
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5 items from 2017
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