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Actually, what will be shown from here to eternity will be Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr cavorting on the beach.

Thanks to a good pair of elevator shoes, the famously diminutive Alan Ladd walks tall into battle against an evil cattle baron.

John Hinckley ignored Robert DeNiro and became obsessed with Jodie Foster, eventually attempting to kill President Reagan to impress her.

Dustin Hoffman chooses Mrs. Robinson over plastics. Who wouldn't?

Marcel Ophuls documents Vichy France's shameful collaboration with Nazi Germany.

Clint Eastwood won his first Academy Award for this Dirty-Harry-meets-the-western classic.

Robert DeNiro put on sixty pounds during the course of filming, probably by swallowing all that Hershey's syrup Martin Scorsese used for blood in the brutal black and white fight scenes.

Of all the shiksa goddesses that Woody Allen created, none could top Annie Hall. "La-dee-da, la-dee-da..."

Something was rotten in postwar Vienna, but it wasn't Graham Greene's brilliant screenplay.

In which an addled man stumbles through recent American history, kind of like George W. Bush.


Nearly everything Kubrick exposes in his classic film turns out to be true.

January 23, 2014