Save The Arts: End the National Endowment for the Arts

Art and force do not mix, just as force does not mix with any kind of thought.

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Faye Dunaway on Turner Classic Movies (2016)

The Academy Award-winning Faye Dunaway, star of Network, The Thomas Crown Affair and Chinatown, sat before an audience attending the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival and discussed Bonnie and Clyde, The Towering Inferno and director Elia Kazan.

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Richard Neutra, Frank Lloyd Wright & Ayn Rand: An Interview with Architect Dion Neutra

On the eve of his 90th birthday, Dion Neutra sat down at his home with Scott Holleran and remembered his father, his childhood and his career with a great 20th century modern architect including thoughts and remembrances of Richard Neutra’s architecture and relationships with Frank Lloyd Wright and Ayn Rand. Dion Neutra also spoke of his single proudest achievement at Gettysburg.

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Cinderella for Home Entertainment

Disney disclosed this week that the year's best movie, Cinderella by writer Chris Weitz and director Kenneth Branagh, premieres on home video this year on September 15. The movie will be simultaneously released on Blu-Ray, digital high-definition and the studio's...

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Movie Review: So Dear to My Heart (1949)

Screened at the TCM Classic Film Festival 2015, one of Walt Disney’s most personal films, So Dear to My Heart, introduced by film and Disney historian Leonard Maltin, is utterly charming. The movie includes live action and a few brilliant scenes in poetically themed...

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Movie Review: Too Late for Tears

This film noir classic with a femme fatale played by Lizabeth Scott (who apparently hated the movie) is a shocking portrayal of a diabolical woman literally on the manhunt. The late Miss Scott, whom I recently discussed with Leonard Maltin and Robert Osborne, was an...

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Movie Review: Malcolm X

The words "...by any means necessary," conclude Spike Lee's racist propaganda piece, Malcolm X. This phrase asserting that the ends justify the means, a rationalization for tyranny throughout history, is the movie's theme. Lee capably gives "by any means necessary",...

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Movie Review: Gunga Din

One of the greatest war movies and another reason besides Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz why 1939 is a legendary year in motion pictures, Gunga Din, played at Sid Grauman's Egyptian Theater for TCM's Classic Film Festival. It was introduced by Oscar winners...

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Movie Review: Viva Zapata!

Elia Kazan's Viva Zapata! (1952) starring Marlon Brando and Anthony Quinn, is another of his brilliantly conceived and executed character studies, a penetrating movie with an excellent script by John Steinbeck (The Grapes of Wrath). I had the pleasure of seeing it for...

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Movie Review: Cinderella

With a willingness to judge what is evil, marvel at what’s good and innocent, and indulge in great moviemaking, Cinderella powerfully depicts the classic tale as young lovers’ courtship which begins with taking stock of oneself.

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