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Kindred Spirits: THE L-SHAPED ROOM

Twenty-seven-year-old Jane Fosset, a French woman several months pregnant played by Leslie Caron, tells her unborn child’s father, an actor, that one “can’t play a part until you’ve lived it.” Fundamentally true or not, it’s […]

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The End of an Era: THE LAST HURRAH

Current impressions will often skew or shape one’s perception of a classic film. It’s hard, forexample, to look back at a historical moment in time and not draw associations between that period’s politics — the tactics […]

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Meta-Double Take: HI DIDDLE DIDDLE

By the 1940s, the screwball comedy was on its way out. The tastes of the nation had warped from the strains of military mobilization and, for whatever reason, the need for lightheartedly subversive battles between […]