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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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How a Jewish Kid from Hell’s Kitchen Changed the World

Stanley Kramer (September 29, 1913 – February 19, 2001) Stanley Kramer was an independent film producer and director, responsible for making many of Hollywood’s ‘message films’. There were no topics he was unwilling to highlight, and in his own words: … 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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