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A Belgian Waif Steals the World’s Heart

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) Although she was 31 years old during the filming of this quirky tale, Audrey Hepburn had the corner on young ingĂ©nues. She also had the perfect model’s body for the early 60’s. Edith … Continue reading

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Is It Coincidence, or Something More?

The Celestine Prophecy (2006 film) I’m usually not scathing of any film that attempts to demonstrate how spirituality works, but this one bothered me when I watched it. Partly because of the political regime violence depicted, partly because of the … Continue reading

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All About the Former First Lady

Becoming Michelle Obama Just to be clear, I have not read this book yet. But I did see the Netflix show about her book tour, which covered a lot of the same territory. A couple of years ago, I juxtaposed … Continue reading

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Yes, It is Lonely at the Top

The Two Popes (2019) Pope Benedict: I cannot feel the presence of God. I do not hear His voice, do you understand me? My sister, Anne, recommended that I watch this film. Being PKs, we know only too well that … Continue reading

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It All Depends on Your Perspective

The Parallax View (1974) When posting a photo on Facebook of a small bug on my window pane, today, I used the terms perspective and perception, relating the bug’s point-of-view to our limited understanding of what goes on in the … Continue reading

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Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad…

In the Search for Fame and Fortune Three reality TV shows featuring singing contestants concluded their latest seasons during the same week. The finalists were stacked in favour of the boys (at a rate of four-to-one) in each show. Two … Continue reading

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Here’s What We’ll Be Binge-Watching…

  The Crown We just got Netflix again for the first time in years. We have some catching up to do. We saw episode one of the first season last night. It was lovely to be able to recognize and … Continue reading

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One Man, Multiple Masks

Peter O’Toole (Aug 2, 1932 – Dec 14, 2013) When I was looking for proof of T.E. Lawrence’s birth time, I happened upon Peter O’Toole‘s birth chart. That ‘accident’ is the prompt for today’s post. Lawrence of Arabia was breakout … Continue reading

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Following the Script of a Pandemic Movie

Contagion (2011) This movie has an eerie prescience. (And the tag line makes the point clearly.) I cannot remember any other movie I’ve seen where images similar to it are being played out in televised segments on the nightly news. … Continue reading

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The Lionel and Bertie Show

The King’s Speech (2010) Queen Elizabeth II gave a speech on the 75th anniversary of VE Day. She was recreating what her father, George VI, had done on that glorious day. Did you know the King had a speech impediment? … Continue reading

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