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If you've seen Pleasantville--the story of teenagers who are
magically transported from 1990s reality into 1950s television--you know
that its writer-director, Gary Ross, has a sly respe
If the idea of monochrome painting occurred to anyone before the
twentieth century, it would have been understood as a picture of a
monochrome reality, and probably taken as a joke.
Pop music's eternal appeal can be found in one instance out of many:
"This Magic Moment," a 1960 song by The Drifters.
It's always good fun to see a boy wax romantic over the first girl to
give him a handjob--and if the boy should be a black-hatted Jew, the fun
is only improved.
Most of what we know about the life of Miles Davis is either anecdotal
or a matter of official record, and thus not absolutely reliable; but by
all accounts, most pertinently his own, Miles Dav
This Independence Day, the symbolic struggle being waged on thousands of
screens across the Empire pits Reese Witherspoon against Arnold
Schwarzenegger, gooey-sweet girl against impassive (but
When Bob Dylan took the stage at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, all
leather and Ray-Bans and Beatle boots, and declared emphatically and
(heaven forbid) electrically that he wasn't "gonna work
Not many people can say they changed the world and make it stick. In
Myself Among Others: A Life in Music, George Wein does.
I have often been asked the difference between movie reviews and film
criticism; and after much thought, I've decided the answer is about one
"In society the homosexual's life must be discreetly concealed. As
material for drama, that life must be even more intensely concealed.
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