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They Called Him “The Red Eminence”

Cardinal Richelieu (September 9, 1585 – December 4, 1642) You’ve seen him in films about “The Three Musketeers”. He figures strongly in the creation of New France. But what else do we know about Cardinal Richelieu? Maybe astrology can help. … Continue reading

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Did My Love of History Develop Because of This Actor?

Richard Burton (as Henry VIII in “Anne of the Thousand Days”) 1969 Something tells me that I identify with the characters that Richard Burton portrayed in films, especially during the 1950’s and 1960’s. These historical lions from the past became … Continue reading

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Elvis’ One and Only True Co-Star

Ann-Margret (April 28, 1941) They said to each other at the same time, when they were first introduced, “I’ve heard a lot about you.” Then they laughed. A good beginning of their 14 year friendship, and one year relationship. (As … Continue reading

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Just Like in the Movies: His Great Escape

Rédoine Faïd (May 10, 1972) I was reading the GQ article about his July 1, 2018 escape from a prison in France this morning and decided that there must have been something in the air that day other than the … Continue reading

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When an Author Names a Character to Make a Point

Les Misérables: Cosette It’s a very wee example of the irony that comes from the naming of characters in a story. Victor Hugo has an advantage over the rest of us: he was there during the Paris uprising. So, whether … Continue reading

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A Stoner’s Version of a Childhood Classic Movie

Dark Side of the Rainbow I remember reading about this before: it appears to totally sync together if you run the movie, The Wizard of Oz, while listening to Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”. I suspect that playing … Continue reading

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The Legend of the Fox

Zorro (August 9, 1919) Okay, I know this is a bit of a stretch, so bear with me. The image, above, is the cover of the very first story about Zorro and his escapades in “Old California”. In effect, his … Continue reading

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A Bachelorette Show from the Last Century

The Phantom of the Opera (2004) Due to the snowfall last evening, our cable TV feed was intermittent, so we decided to watch a DVD from our extensive video library. It was Susan’s suggestion to watch this one. I’d seen … Continue reading

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The Man Behind the Villains We Love to Hate

Alan Rickman (February 21, 1946 – January 14, 2016) There is no direct route of my thinking that brought me to this post. While reading Hello From Heaven, I thought back to the film “Truly, Madly, Deeply” from 1990. In … Continue reading

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Inside Out: Playing Langley at Its Own…

Spy Game (2001) Another Netflix gem, this time starring Robert Redford and Brad Pitt. The movie is a flashback memory of the recruitment and running of “Boy Scout” from the Vietnam War (1975), to East Germany, and then finally to … Continue reading

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