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Lawrence of Arabia: Exit Stage Left

  It’s not often a movie kills off its hero within the first 3 minutes and 20 seconds. But, I suppose, David Lean couldn’t have done anything less than that, since most people knew T.E. Lawrence by his heroics in … 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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And Speaking of Going “Back in Time”…

Back to The Future Trilogy (1985-1990) This is my second attempt to write this post. I’m not sure what happened to the first one. Maybe if I went back in time, I could see what I did wrong. (See what … Continue reading

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Science Fiction Version of a Walk-in

Source Code (2011) This is Groundhog Day meets Back to the Future. And the soldier being sent into a domestic (terrorist) battlefield is being kept alive after losing most of his body in war. It is also a metaphor for … Continue reading

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Contrived: Romantic Movie Plot Twists

Serendipity (2001) We watched this Rom-Com movie the other night. In it, Sara sets a series of challenges for the Universe to prove that she and Jonathan should be together. This ‘proof’ is constantly challenged by missteps, accidents, and chance … Continue reading

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Producer’s Couch Casts a Long Shadow

Harvey Weinstein The “casting couch” has been a ‘fact’ of Hollywood life for so long that it even became an apocryphal joke from the set of “The Ten Commandments”. Charlton Heston, in his autobiography┬áIn The Arena, wrote that the orgy … Continue reading

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