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When One’s Faith is Tested

I Still Believe (2020) I’m beginning to think that I need to get out more: here is a Christian Country Music star whose story is heartbreaking and inspiring at the same time. In fact, I’d never heard of him, until … Continue reading

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The Author who Shared the Remains of an Age with Us

Kazuo Ishiguro (November 9, 1954) Long before “Downton Abbey” the recent past in England was explored by Kazuo Ishiguro in his book “The Remains of the Day” in 1989. By 1993, this book was adapted into a film, starring Anthony … Continue reading

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The Writer who Got Away with Mordor

J.R.R. Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since the first “Lord of the Rings” film was released to cinemas the world over. This concept came from the mind of … Continue reading

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All About Time: The Film Writer/Director who Is…

Robert Zemeckis (May 14, 1952) We watched “The Polar Express” last night (again), but this time in a six-seater private screening room. What a difference from the cinema version and/or a TV broadcast… Most of the film takes place between … Continue reading

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Somebody Should Put This Film on…

Red Notice (2021) For the crime of Grand Larceny of the story lines of other adventure films. We watched this film last night on Netflix, as most television channels were featuring either college football or Hallmark Christmas movies. Yes, it … Continue reading

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And So Say All of Us: For He’s a…

Julian Fellowes (August 17, 1949) Oh, the hidden depths of this man. Julian Fellowes first came to my attention as an actor during the BBC TV series “Monarch of the Glen” (2000-2005). I didn’t know he was a writer, too, … Continue reading

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Spam, Spam, Spam and Spam

The quote from Monty Python’s “And Now For Something Completely Different” is so apt these days, even here on WordPress. On a good day, I might get one or two totally unconnected comments (as in, unconnected to the subject mater … Continue reading

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He Hated Writing Books, So He Stopped

Len Deighton (February 18, 1929) I’m coming to the end of XPD, so I thought I should look at Len Deighton, StarLogically. As you might expect, no one knows what time he was born, nor has any astrology site tackled … Continue reading

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Crème de la Crème: Still Fresh After All These Years

Dame Maggie Smith (December 28, 1934) The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie When this film was made, Maggie Smith was almost 35 years old: most definitely in her prime. Now, it seems, she still gets all the best lines, no … Continue reading

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It Took a Hundred Years for a New Wilde to be Born

Stephen Fry (August 24, 1957) It would have taken me a hundred years to link this man with the role he played in 1997: Oscar Wilde. David Lowe picked up the link instantly, yesterday afternoon, and commented on my post. … Continue reading

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